Rosi Griffin’s current paintings represent a journey to the places that form part of her identity and the emotions and experiences associated with it. Places can have a very powerful influence in forming and understanding who we are. We can travel with our imagination and relive experiences just by looking at a map and compensate for the feeling of distance and displacement.
We all identify with places in a particular way and associate certain memories with it. Maps are an absolute necessity in our daily life, they allow us to travel and orientate ourselves.
These images are emotional maps without giving away any information about specific locations and therefore make no sense in the traditional way. Ultimately they are topographical brainteasers because you – the viewer wonders where you are; looking from above or within?
All characters and numbers that normally appear on a map have been eliminated and the images have turned into an interplay of how the place is perceived by the artist. All paintings have various layers of colour, like layers of memory, shapes and lines that accumulate into a mass. These works can be seen as maps of roads or highways, but they can also be seen as internal networks like blood vessels flowing through the human body.
The viewer can wander in these spaces, take any particular path, connect and diverge. There is no home, no departure point and no arrival point.
2010 Jackman Gallery, St Kilda
2008 Jackman Gallery, St Kilda
2006 Yering Station Gallery, Yarra Glen
2004 Yering Station Gallery, Yarra Glen
2003 Markthotel, Marktschwaben, Germany
2003 Schlossgut, Oberambach, Germany
2002 Galerie Meiwald, Munich
2001 Orange Room 17, Munich
2000 Reflections on Mailing, Melbourne
2010 Linden Postcard Show
2010 Toorak Village Sculpture Show
2008 Alliance Francais
2008 Linden Postcard Show
2007 Town Hall Gallery, Hawthorn
2007 Galerie Meiwald, Munich
2007 Latrobe College Gallery
2006 Linden Post Card Show
2006 Walker St. Gallery Dandenong Art Centre
2006 Latrobe College Gallery
2006 Beechworth Fine Art
2006 Bundoora Homestead Art Gallery
2005 Canterbury Primary School Art Show
2005 Galerie Meiwald, Munich
2004 Mohr Villa, Freimann, Munich
2001–04 Galerie Meiwald, Munich
1999 Meat Market, Melbourne