Winston ROETH 

(Chicago, 1945)

 

Winston Roeth nasce a Chicago nel 1945.

Studia arte alla University of Illinois, University of New Mexico, e alla Royal Academy of Arts di Londra.

Durante gli anni '60, all'inizio della sua carriera pittorica, incontra alcuni artisti che avranno un forte impatto sulla sua produzione degli anni a venire e sulla sua concezione della pittura.

Nel 1963, ha l'occasione di vedere per la prima volta, all'Art Institute di Chicago, 'Black Square' di Ad Reinhardt: “Non sapevo di che cosa si trattasse, ma sentivo che aveva qualcosa di speciale da comunicare” ha rivelato in un secondo tempo. Da allora, Reinhardt diventa un punto di riferimento nella ricerca pittorica di Roeth.

Tre anni dopo, Roeth viene catturato dall'opera 'Nebraska' di Brice Marden, della quale invece l'artista americano apprezza il senso di “novità” e “libertà” che ispira.

Negli anni 1968 e 1969, mentre sta frequentando il Royal College of Art a Londra, Roeth dipinge una serie di pannelli colorati (274x365cm) che rappresentano un punto di svolta per la sua carriera da artista. Lo stesso Roeth afferma che “I dipinti iniziavano con una singola pennellata, smettevo di dipingere solo quando l'intera superficie era ricoperta dal colore. Ci vollero giorni, usai solo un pennello piccolo. Un unico colore... era più che sufficiente. Mi sentivo libero”.

Nel 1974, presso la Robert Elkon Gallery di NY, vede esposta una serie di disegni di Agnes Martin, dei quali ricorda perfettamente la “chiarezza” e “precisione”, il tratto leggero li rende trascendenti.

La fenomenologia del colore, della luce e dello spazio rappresenta un tema centrale della pratica pittorica di Roeth.

Dopo anni di esplorazione sulla luce e sul colore, arriva a sviluppare una tecnica precisa. Usando un pennello stende il pigmento puro, strato dopo strato, mischiandolo ad acqua e ad un'emulsione di poliuretano, finchè l'intera superficie della tela non è stata ricoperta. Tutti i suoi sforzi sono incentrati nel tentativo di trovare la giusta saturazione del colore, in modo tale che dai pigmenti scaturisca luce pura.

Oggi, Winston Roeth è un artista di fama mondiale. La sua attività si svolge principalmente tra lo studio in Maine, luogo a lui molto caro, e quello a Beacon, New York; tuttavia, tiene mostre personali in tutta Europa, prevalentemente in Germania e in Italia, e in Australia.

Alcune sue opere sono entrate a far parte della prestigiosa collezione di Giuseppe Panza di Biumo.

Lavora con sua moglie Susan Osberg, una coreografa e ballerina; insieme hanno creato alcune scenografie del Dance Theatre e collaborato con la lighting designer Susanne Poulin.

MOSTRE PERSONALI

2020-2021

Speed of light, Museum Wiesbaden, Wiesbaden, Germany

2018

The Speed of Light, Galerie Vera Murno, Hamburg, Germany

Trabajos Destacados, Xavier Fiol Project Space, Madrid, Spain

Catalogue launch and new drawings exhibition, Galerie Christian Lathert, Cologne, Germany

2017

Bartha Contemporary, London, UK Jensen Gallery Sysdney, Australia

2015

New Works, Jensen Gallery, Sydney, Australia

Frank Gerritz and Winston Roeth, Galerie Christian Lethert, Cologne, Germany (with Frank Gerritz)

2013

Jensen Gallery, Sydney, Australia

Xavier Fiol Galeria, Palma de Mallorca, Spain

2012

Bartha Contemporary, London, UK

Charlotte Jackson Fine Art, Santa Fe, NM, USA

Galeria Peter Zimmermann, Mannheim, Germany

2011

Works on Paper, Olschewski+Behm, Frankfurt, Germany

Andrew Jensen Gallery, Auckland, New Zealand

Ingleby Gallery, Edinburgh, Scotland

2010

Andrew Jensen Gallery, Auckland, New Zealand

2009

Xavier Fiol Galeria, Palma de Mallorca, Spain

Andrew Jensen Gallery, Auckland, New Zealand

2008

Pablo’s Birthday, New York, NY, USA

2007

Galerie Peter Zimmermann, Mannheim, Germany

Charlotte Jackson Fine Art, Santa Fe, NM, USA

2006

Ingleby Gallery, Edinburgh, Scotland

Andrew Jensen Gallery, Auckland, New Zealand

Gallery Bartha Contemporary, London, UK

Galerie von Bartha, Basel, Switzerland

2004

Charlotte Jackson Fine Art, Santa Fe, NM, USA

2002

Andrew Jensen Gallery, Auckland, New Zealand

New Painting, Stark Gallery, New York, NY, USA

2001

Palazzo Ducale di Sassuolo

Paintings, Stark Gallery, New York, NY, USA

Palazzo Ducale di Sassuolo, Sassuolo, Italy

2000

Gallerie Vera Munro, Hamburg, Germany

Stark Gallery, New York, NY, USA

1999

Angles Gallery, Santa Monica, CA, USA

1998

Artothek, Cologne, Germany

1997

Stark Gallery, New York, NY, USA

1996

Galerie Vera Munro, Hamburg, Germany

1995

Recent Paintings, Stark Gallery, New York, NY, USA

1993

Paintings, Stark Gallery, New York, NY, USA

Drawings, Galleri Ars Nova, Goteborg, Sweden

1992

Stark Gallery, New York, NY, USA

1991

Galleri Ars Nova, Goteborg, Sweden

1990

Stark Gallery, New York, NY, USA

1989

Invitational Exhibition, Griffin McGear Gallery, New York, NY, USA

1988

Stark Gallery, New York, NY, USA

1980

The Ben Shahn Gallery, William Patterson College, Wayne, NJ, USA

MOSTRE COLLETTIVE

2020

The Unseen Masterpiece, Ingleby Gallery, Edinburgh, Scotland

2019

Permafrost, Fox-Jensen Gallery, Sidney, Australia

2018

Portrait without a Face, Fox-Jensen Gallery, Sidney, Australia

Twenty, Ingleby Gallery, Edinburgh, Scotland

2017

COLOR as attitude. Ruth Ann Fredenthal, Winston Roeth, Phil Sims, Osart Gallery, Milan

IN NEUEN RÄUMEN!, Galerie Christian Lathert, Cologne, Germany

Galerie Xavier Fiol, Palma de Mallorca, Spain

Blickwechsel, Kunstraum Alexander-Buerkle, Freiburg Germany

2015

Painting Well after Formalism, Fox-Jensen Gallery, Auckland, Australia

The Authority Of Death, Jensen Gallery Auckland, Auckland, Australia

Pink. Ruff-Nikolic-Leigh-Roeth-Knoebel-Humphries, Jensen Gallery, Sydney,

Australia Galerie Artists, Galerie Christian Lethert, Cologne, Germany

2014

Elemental: Susan English, Winston Roeth and Greg Slick, Matteawan Gallery, New York, NY, USA connect., Galerie Kim Behm, Frankfurt, Germany

Haupt- und Nebenwege, Kunstraum Alexander Bürkle, Freiburg, Germany

2013

Points of Orientation, Jensen Gallery, Sydney, Australia

Rim. Imi Knoebel, Winston Roeth, Tomislav Nikolic, Jensen Gallery, Sydney, Australia

Once upon a time and a very good time it was..., Ingleby Gallery, Edinburgh, Scotland

Touching Colour, Hatton Gallery, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK

INDICATE, Gippsland Art Gallery, Victoria, Australia

Farben – Colours, Wilhelm-Morgner-Haus and Sammlung Schroth, Soest, Germany

2012

Margaret Thatcher Projects, New York, NY, USA

Works on Paper, Bartha Contemporary, London, UK Fox/Jensen & Greenwood Street Project, Victoria, Australia

2010

Naked, Jensen Gallery, Auchland, New Zealand

Painting, Howard Yezerki Gallery, Boston, MA, USA

2009

Other Voices, Other Roomes, curated by Steven Evans, Dorsky Gallery, Long Island City, NY, USA

2008

Straight Forward: Tobias Trutwin, Karoly Keseru, Frank Gerritz, Winston Roeth, Pablo’s Birthday, NY,

New York, USA

20/20, Jensen Gallery, Auckland, New Zealand

Recent acquisitions, Colby Museum of Art, Waterville, ME, USA

2007

The Panza Collection: An Experience of Colour and Light, Albright-Knox, Gallery, Buffalo, New York, NY, USA

All from America (Part Two), Kunstraum Alexander Bürkle, Freiburg, Germany

Headspace, Jensen Gallery, Auchland, New Zealand

2006

All From America (Part One), Kunstraum Alexander Bürkle, Freiburg, Germany

Detox, Jensen Gallery, New Zealand

Modern ’06, Bartha Contemporary, Residenz, Munich, Germany

2005

Who’s Afraid of Red, Yellow and Blue? Ingleby Gallery, Edinburgh, Scotland

Reflex: The Brain Closer than the Eye, Gallery N. von Bartha, London, UK

Modern ’05, Bartha Contemporary, Residenz, Munich, Germany

First Choice, Galerie Vera Munro, Hamburg, Germany

Minimal Means, Kunstverein, Eislingen, Germany

Frank Gerritz and Winston Roeth, Galerie Peter Zimmermann, Mannheim, Germany

Lux, Jensen Gallery, Auckland, New Zealand

2004

Einblick – Ausblick, Nusser & Baumgart Contemporary, Munich, Germany

There’s Joy in Repetition, Jensen Gallery, Auckland, New Zealand

2003

Seascape, Landscape, Territory, Nusser Baumgart Contemporary, Munich, Germany

2002

Galerie Vera Munro, Hamburg, Germany

White, Ingleby Gallery, Edinburgh, Scotland

Nusser & Baumgart Contemporary, Munich, Germany Bartha Contemporary, London, UK

2001

Radical Painting, curated by Nino Weinstock, Villa Aichele, Städtische Galerie, Lörrach, Germany 1999

Then & Now, The Work Space (curated by Theresa Chong), New York, NY, USA

1998

Andrew Jensen Gallery, Auckland, New Zealand

1997

Andrew Jensen Gallery, Wellington, New Zealand

Drawing From Life, Stark Gallery, New York, NY, USA

1996

La Collezione Panza di Biumo. Artist degli anni '80 e '90, Museo di Arte Moderna e Contemporanea di

Trento e Roverto, Palazzo delle Albere, Trento, Italy * White, Howard Scott-M13 Gallery, New York, NY, USA Drawings, Galerie Art In, Nuremburg, Germany

1995

Color: Sign, System, Sensibility, Stark Gallery (curated by Richard Kalina), New York, NY, USA

The Panza di Biumo Donation, Museo Cantonale d'Arte, Lugano, Switzerland

Light/Body - Dark/Body, collaboration with Susan Osberg, dancer/ choreographer; Dia Center for the Arts and Unga Atalante, Goteborg, Sweden

1994

The Constructive Vocabulary: An American Vision, Galerie Dr. Istvan Schlegl, Zurich, Switzerland X-Sightings, Anderson Gallery, Buffalo, New York, NY, USA

Collector's Choice: Natalie and Irving Forman, Charlotte Jackson Gallery, Santa Fe, NM, USA

Ars Nova Galleri, Goteborg, Sweden

1993

Uses of Geometry: Winston Roeth, Cary Smith, Stephen Westfall,etc., Snyder Fine Arts, New York, USA

Supervision, Raum fur neue Kunst, Wuppertal, Germany

Sublime Presence: Stuart Arends, Madeline O'Connor, Florence, Italy

Pierce, Winston Roeth, Center for Contemporary Arts, Santa Fe, NM, USA

Contemporary Drawing - Part II, Arena, New York, NY, USA

1992

7-NY: Directions in Abstract Painting, Studio A, Museum Moderner Kunst, Otterndorf, Germany

Painting, Stark Gallery, New York, NY, USA

Cultural Fabrication, John Good Gallery, New York, NY, USA

Mercury, Light installation, Stark Gallery (Annex), New York, NY, USA

1991

Abstraction: Recent Prints, Betsy Senior Contemporary Prints, New York, NY, USA

The Process of Looking, Stark Gallery, New York, NY, USA

Geometric Considerations, Capital Cities/ABC, New York, NY, USA

Paper Trail, Stephen Rosenberg Gallery, New York, NY, USA

1990

Opening Group Exhibition, Stark Gallery, New York, NY, USA

Cruciform, Stark Gallery, New York, NY, USA

1989

M-13 Gallery, New York, NY, USA

An Extraction of Form, Robeson Center Gallery (curated by Alison Weld), Rutgers University, Newark, NJ, USA;

Three Artists Who Work With Slate, Stark Gallery, New York, NY, USA

Small Works on Paper, Susanna Sheffield Gallery, Houston, TX, USA

Pastel Drawings, Islip Museum (curated by Karen Shaw), Islip, New York, NY, USA

Light Paintings, Stark Gallery, New York, NY, USA

1988-89

Collaboration with Susan Osberg, dancer/choreographer; Malcolm Goldstein, violinist/composer and Susanne Poulin, lighting designer; Dia Art Foundation, New York, NY, USA

1986

Intuition, collaboration with Susan Osberg, choreographer and James Tenney, composer; Riverside Dance Festival, New York, NY, USA

1986

Slate, An installation at Springs Industries; project of the Art Advisory Service, Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY, USA