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b. 1945, USA

Winston Roeth Biography

At first glance Roeth's painted panels of wood or slate appear very simple: flat planes of colour that look a certain way, but which shift in the changing light or as you move around them. They are exquisitely painted in layers of tempera and velvety pigment and reveal their secrets slowly: quiet combinations that play gentle tricks on the eye—simultaneously drawing the viewer into dense voids and bouncing the gaze back with a vibrant intensity. Roeth's compositions are distilled to this apparent simplicity through the most minimal ingredients. Sometimes a picture is divided into grids, a geometric harmony of lines and colours, so that the matt expanse of paint is broken up by shimmeringly luminous lines in a perfect balance of light, depth and colour. Others combine planes of a single colour with a contradictory border: an edge on which the picture turns. In a world so accustomed to instant gratification Winston Roeth's paintings require and reward an unusual level of contemplation.

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Roeth, who is based in Beacon, New York State, has been described as '...probably the best color painter in New York' by American critic Michael Brennan. He has exhibited extensively and his work is in many important collections, including the Kunstmuseum Basel; the Fogg Art Museum (Harvard); the San Jose Museum of Contemporary Art and the celebrated Panza Collection where his paintings form a site-specific installation in one of the gilded and panelled rooms of the C17th Palazzo Ducale di Sassuolo in Varese, Italy. Winston Roeth had a solo show at Ingleby Gallery in Spring 2011.

Recent solo exhibitions include Winston Roeth: Recent Work, XF Xavier Fiol, Palma De Mallorca, Spain and Jensen Gallery, Syndey, Australia.

Text courtesy Ingleby Gallery.

Winston Roeth Featured Artworks

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Is It Any Wonder? by Winston Roeth contemporary artwork
Winston RoethIs It Any Wonder?, 2020Kremer pigments and polyurethane dispersion on poplar panels
271.8 x 101.6 cm
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Muse by Winston Roeth contemporary artwork
Winston RoethMuse, 2017Kremer pigments and polyurethane dispersion on dibond panel
101 x 101 cm
Two Rooms Enquire about this work
Ambitions Wanders Blind by Winston Roeth contemporary artwork
Winston RoethAmbitions Wanders Blind, 2019Kremer pigments and poly-urethane dispersion on honey comb panel
215 x 102 cm
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Easy Lover by Winston Roeth contemporary artwork
Winston RoethEasy Lover, 2009Tempera on 20 slate tiles
210.7 x 162.5 cm
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Deep Violet: IG-2 - Maine by Winston Roeth contemporary artwork
Winston RoethDeep Violet: IG-2 - Maine, 2012Kremer pigments and polyurethane on BFK white 300gsm paper
120.5 x 76.8 cm
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Black/Green by Winston Roeth contemporary artwork
Winston RoethBlack/Green, 2004Tempera on MDF
61 x 61 cm
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Red / Gold by Winston Roeth contemporary artwork
Winston RoethRed / Gold, 2007Pigments and polyurethane on dibond panel
86.4 x 86.4 cm
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Blue Circle Painting by Winston Roeth contemporary artwork
Winston RoethBlue Circle Painting, 2006Pigments and polyurethane on dibond panel
76.2 x 76.2 cm
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Winston Roeth Recent Exhibitions

Contemporary art exhibition, Group Exhibition, WestFarbe: Paint vs Colour at Two Rooms, Auckland
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31 January–29 February 2020 Group Exhibition WestFarbe: Paint vs Colour Two RoomsAuckland
Contemporary art exhibition, Winston Roeth, Recent Works at Bartha Contemporary, London
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14 March–28 April 2017 Winston Roeth Recent Works Bartha ContemporaryMargaret St

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