Danny Rolph - Under the Influence New York Monday, March 31, 2008 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    AR Contemporary Gallery, Milan

  • Exhibited

    Milan, AR Contemporary Gallery, Obstraction, September 27 - October 26, 2005

  • Literature

    D. Rolph, Danny Rolph: Happenstance, Milan, 2007, n.p. (illustrated)

  • Catalogue Essay

    I see my paintings as ‘locations’ existing between the physical and the metaphysical in even balance. They represent every facet of my personality…
    –Danny Rolph
    Holman, “Charged Moment”, from Danny Rolph, Happenstance, Milan: AR/Contemporary Gallery, 2007
    Danny Rolph’s paintings explore an illusion of space that does not seek to emulate visible reality but that investigates the tensions between figuration and abstraction.The works are a testimony to the fiction that painting is. “Modus 5” from 2005 features a plethora of irregular, organic shapes combined with industrial surfaces. Flat, collaged cardboard cutouts are juxtaposed alongside gestural, loose drips and swathes of matte acrylic and oil paint.The elements in the painting are layered in different planes, hovering with intense energy underneath and above a lightweightTwinwall surface.The industrial material becomes ground and surface simultaneously, which enhance the chaotic pulses of line, color and space.Such a chromatic abundance and spatial complexity refers to the artist’s own way of dealing with a world teeming with ideas and activity.


Modus 5

Acrylic, oil, nails, digital color print and painted cardboard collage on Twinwall.
27 1/2 x 39 1/2 in. (69.9 x 100.3 cm).

Signed, titled and dated “D.T Rolph ‘Modus 5’ 2004-2005” on the reverse.This work is accompanied by a certificate of authenticity signed by the artist.

$3,000 - 4,000 

Sold for $6,000

Under the Influence

31 Mar 2008, 10am & 2pm
New York