AMERISTAR GALLERY emerging ARTIST series


The Ameristar Gallery is home to the Foundry Art Centre's Emerging Artist Series.
Artists fresh on the art scene can display their work to introduce their style to the local art community. 


RIROSTRO

The Many Faces of Rirostro

March 10 – April 21, 2017

I want my work to reside in a place with no reasons.

Faces and heads are often the primary subjects in my art. Sometimes described as "cartoonish", I like to think of the cartoon faces as very serious. Those faces represent distorted versions of people we encounter every day.

The subjects within my paintings come from my everyday surroundings and through my life experiences, filtered through film, art, music, and art history. They are subjects we often see represented in a way that allows the pieces to raise more questions than answers. For many questions there are no answers, and for many  things there are no reasons.

My work is my way of coming to terms with the lack of reasons in our lives, and the path to embracing that realization. I hope that my work does the same for its viewers. I hope that my work raises questions.