Ross Rossin and his hyper-real oil portraits on canvas
Ross Rossin paints huge, hyper-real oil portraits on canvas.
15 of his paintings have just arrived in Geneva and you can see them at the Palais des Nations, Geneva from the 25th October - 11th November. (Registration details below).
Rossin's work can be found at the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery in Washington, DC, The High Museum of Art, The Center for Civil and Human Rights and the Carter Presidential Library and Museum in Atlanta, Georgia, The Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, New York, as well as in the private collections of Andrew Young, Morgan Freeman, and Queen Elizabeth II.
He's painted statesmen, humanitarian leaders and hollywood celebrities. So why on earth would he continue to paint your 'average Joe'? - asks Katt. Well he joined us in the studio for the Mid Morning Mix to explain just that, along with Evelyn Cantacuzene-Spéransky from Artshouse Geneva.
He takes us through the artistic process and what you can find out about a person when you paint them...
Evelyn Cantacuzene-Spéransky and Ross Rossin at the installation of 'Ultimately Human' exhibition.
The unwrapping of one of Ross Rossin's portraits for the 'Ultimately Human' exhibition on-site at the Palais des Nations in Geneva.
Morgan Freeman, Ross Rossin and the picture of Freeman by Rossin.
Ultimately Human: The Leaders and the Led exhibition will officially open on Thursday 27th October with the artist at 6pm.
Where: Palais des Nations, 8-14 Avenue de la Paix, Geneva. Entry: Pregny Gate. Geneva, Switzerland
When: now until 11th November 2016
All attendees who do not hold a UN ground badge are kindly requested to register at email@example.com before attending the exhibition.