My oil paintings create a space in which man-made and natural landscapes interact. I am interested in fusing specific landscapes with complex conglomerations of urban infrastructure, failing systems and detritus. I begin the process by painting and responding to the landscape on site. I find these landscapes in upstate New York, Vermont and locally in abandoned lots and construcion sites in the Bronx and Brooklyn. In my studio, I construct sculptures and installations out of found materials, cement, caulking, acrylic paint and Gel Medium. These constructions are arranged and lit. I paint portions of them into the plein-air landscapes. The resulting paintings are hybrid landscapes through which we view our relationship to the natural world around us.

Rosemarie Fiore  oil on canvas
"Meadow"
2007
oil on canvas
48 x 60 in. (122 x 152.5 cm)
Rosemarie Fiore  oil on canvas
"Meadow"
2007
oil on canvas
detail

Rosemarie Fiore  oil on linen
"Yard"
2007
oil on linen
60 x 43 in. (152.5 x 109 cm)
Rosemarie Fiore  oil in linen
"Yard"
2007
oil in linen
detail

Rosemarie Fiore  oil on linen
"Pine Forest"
2007
oil on linen
15 x 17 in. (38 x 43 cm)
Rosemarie Fiore  oil on linen
"Outpost"
2006
oil on linen
24 in x 30 in

Rosemarie Fiore  oil on canvas
"Site"
2006
oil on canvas
54 x 43 in. (137 x 109 cm)
Rosemarie Fiore  oil, gouache, acrylic, paper on panel
"Dreamland"
2006
oil, gouache, acrylic, paper on panel
59 ½ x 41 in. (151 x 104 cm)

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