Chanelle Rose is an Australian contemporary fine artist, known for her signature skull characters and highly detailed large-scale artworks using ballpoint ink, and more recently oil paint. 

With a Bachelor of Arts, majoring in Contemporary Art, Chanelle’s work depicts the study of human inner perceptions; a representation of our summoned heroic self when faced with social fears or injustices.

Her work has gained much interest from prominent international art collectors and is featured as the cover artwork and throughout the promotional campaign for hip-hop legend Busta Rhymes’ latest album ‘ELE2: The Wrath of God’.

‘I create strong characters that reflect our inner perceptions, our summoned heroic self, who we need to help us, or who we have to become, to get through life’s challenges… each character has their own story, a strong message, and my artwork is the messenger’.

Chanelle’s work is about the artwork resonating with the viewer for its meaning, rather than the literal subject itself. It is important to her that the work impacts the viewer in such a way that it empowers the viewer to have faith in who they are, to have the strength to fight injustice, and the strength to represent justice. Coming from a contemporary art context, her subjects defy traditional definitions (of skulls) and are created to reflect how we view our world; our responses to diverse personal and social issues.

Chanelle Rose Artist