Dion Rosina creates paintings based on historical imagery and his personal imagination. In his work he explores the underexposed history of the African diaspora and how it relates to the present.
He sees his paintings as a domain with which he can merge and question subjects such as immigration, repression, reality and alienation.
The figures in his work are usually in situations and environments with a dream-like character that cannot be fully interpreted, that fluctuate between recognition and alienation. Unfinished places reveal the background, making the underpainting visible. With this he tries to ask questions about the meaning of reality. Are they holes in reality, or does this make them visible?

 © 2019 by Dion Rosina