In the galleries: Works of art emerge via waking up with a word in mind
By Mark Jenkins, The Washington Post, May 21, 2021.
"As a painter, Robin Rose has often followed musical cues, naming his abstractions after songs that prompted them. He works in encaustic, a mix of pigment and hot wax that requires a quick hand and whose immediacy has “a sonic quality,” he told a recent visitor to Hemphill Artworks. Yet the veteran local artist’s new “19 Paintings” hatched from text."
Written by Claudia Rousseau for East City Art Reviews
"Hedieh Javanshir Ilchi’s richly colored abstract landscapes in acrylic and watercolor seem the absolute opposite of Rose’s apparently minimalist encaustics, but there are connections. The lyrical title of Ilchi’s show, Listen to the night as it makes itself hollow, and the poetry of the titles of each of her paintings enhance their equally poetic imagery. All painted in the past few months, they speak to each other in a voice that is tender, but aching with longing. Similarly, Rose’s 19 Paintings, all made between March 2020 and January 2021, were each inspired by a word that the artist woke up with in the middle of the night, as he explains in a video interview made in connection with this show"
Read, "Poetry and Word Pictures: Ilchi and Rose at Hemphill," here.
Breath | Redux Extra
Robin Rose interviewed by Zoe R. for Redux Extra, Spring 2021 Issue
"Robin Rose is an adroit artist of his generation with a unique art form. His work is the essence of a cosmic curiosity and his profound observation of nature, as he constantly discovers the riches of nature around him. His muse is the bountiful domain of rocks and pebbles, rivers and springs that inspires him to create. Robin applies a specific technique to each paintings, that he prepares with patience as he does on a journey to an unknown destination. His untamed approach provides him an unlimited scope of imagination and desire for discovery that not only transcends his art beyond the ordinary, but it also demands a deeper appreciation and interpretation from his audience."
Robin Rose In Conversation with Vesela Sretenović
CONVERSATIONS WITH ARTISTS
April 15, 6:30-8 PM
University of Maryland Center for Art and Knowledge at The Phillips Collection
"Robin Rose (b. Ocala, Florida; lives and works in Washington, DC) creates works in encaustic mixed with pigment and wax using subtle hues to produce his abstractions...He will be joined in conversation by Vesela Sretenović, Senior Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art, The Phillips Collection.
The Conversations with Artists series provides an opportunity for the DC community and University of Maryland students to hear from leading and emerging artists in an informal setting."