“My paintings do not depict things which I actually observe, but rather what I recall from the past, and more accurately, what I wish to see. I am making the invisible visible”
Natalia Rose - Abstract Artist
Colorful lines and long lines of text: These are just a few of the subjects that populate Natalia Rose's canvases, which examine identity and the exoticization of the other. The Russian-born artist, who is living and working in Denmark, draws from historical and cultural imagery to create a visual map of her identity—one that mingles Eastern and Western beauty ideals and mythologies. Tensions between the varying cultures emerge in the juxtaposition of the Danish and Russian realities, as well as in the celebration and antagonization of the Eastern and Western beauty ideas and cartoons, respectively.
Rose's primary interest is in pictorial phenomena: the illusion of a three-dimensional space, composition, and the optical effects of color. “It is not the form that dictates color, but the color that brings out the form,” the famous American painter Hans Hofmann said in the 1950s. Her paintings pursue the exploration og the relativity of color, developing technique by which warm and cool colors interact to produce effects of movement, space and depth.
Natalia Rose finds it boring, when painting seems to be all too well planned.
She also likes to refer to the words of Philip Guston: "I mean there is a forgotten place of being and things, which I need to remember. I want to see this place. I paint, what I want to see."
Malevich, Kandinsky, Nolde, Pollock, Guston, Goncharova, Matisse, Kirkeby
The artist at work
2021 Art Olympic Prize Palrmo, Italy
2022 Flower Power Copenhagen, Denmark
2022 The 4th Biennale de Arte Barcelona at MEAM Barcelona, Spain
2022 Muses and Creators Paris, France
2022 Creative Mind Copenhagen, Vesterbro, Denmark
2021 Salon UniiVers’Art Saint Petersbourg, Russia
2019 London Art Biennale London, United Kingdom
2022 Art in Dialogue with Nature Cologne, Germany
2022 The Power of Creativity Art Book London, United Kingdom