The Arts Council’s Smithgall Arts Center Atrium
Through Thursday, March 23rd
Monday – Friday
10 AM – 4 PM
On Display at The Arts Council:
Brenau’s Simons Visual Arts Center President’s Gallery
Through Thursday, March 23rd
CLICK HERE to learn more about Brenau’s exhibit.


Quinlan Visual Arts Center
Through Saturday, February 11th
CLICK HERE to learn more about the Quinlan’s exhibit.


Chop Block’s Main Floor
Ongoing Exhibit


FREE Admission at All Locations!


CLICK HERE to visit Ferdinand Rosa’s website.


My paintings concern themselves with the sound of color. The intent is to juxtapose form and color in different relationships, either next to each other or distancing them to create vibration, harmony and discord on the painting surface. The vibration is intensified by using high and low key colors in repetition. The developing patterns and textures on the painting surface heighten the intensity and motion of the painting. The size of the various color passages also contribute to the overall movement in the painting.

Certain colors arouse feelings of quiet, strength, temperature, power, death, etc., giving a spiritual aspect to the painting After reading Wassily Kandinsky’s Concerning the Spiritual in Art, in which he compares tone with timbre, hue with pitch, and color saturation with the volume of sound, I was convinced I was on the right path with my work. Warm and cool colors dictate the temperature of a painting. Warm colors advance and cool colors recede creating a push and a pull in the painting that ultimately reinforce the motion in the painting. The constant rep eating motion in the painting can be perceived as a visual sound, much like a mantra is to meditation.

continue on the path of experimenting with color and movement in my paintings and inspire the viewer to a more soulful experience; one that lifts the spirit and nourishes the soul.
-Ferdinand Rosa, Abstract Artist


Click on the links below to watch videos and hear Rosa talk about his work:

Irish Roots Series
Cubreboca Series