First Italian exhibition of Monique Rollins

From 15 November to 20 December 2012

Opening: 15 November 2012

Opening hours: Thu - Fri - Sat | 4 - 7 p.m. or by appointment


Monique Rollins interview to Artesera on 28 October 2012:

“I studied painting and art history in Florence for a semester in 2001. It was during this period that I immersed myself in the art of the Florentine Renaissance and in Italian culture. After this experience I returned to New York, where I began my masters in contemporary painting in Brooklyn. During these studies I fell in love with the painting of the Venetian Renaissance and with the genius of Tintoretto, Veronese and Titian. An entire life could be devoted to the study of the history, iconography and genius of painting of that era. As a contemporary New York artist, living in Italy and in an environment so full of history has enormously influenced my work.

I was lucky enough to be able to paint for long periods in Venice and Tuscany: two very different areas and with profoundly different personalities. The quality of the light in these two areas influenced my painting and my color palette, as well as my emotional relationship with these places.

My paintings are a celebration of movement and action, the emotional qualities of light and color, as well as the sensuality of applying color to a surface.

I try to represent mood and the influence of mood on the imagination. The images that reside in my imagination take shape in a concrete, very personal reality generic sildenafil citrate . The viewer finds himself in a lively and pulsating environment, filled with visual and ideal images. The shapes, colors and objects within each painting and drawing are in constant conversation with each other and with the surrounding space. All these elements together create the symbolic language of my experiences and memories ”.

Monique Rollins