Danny Rolph makes paintings on canvas and multi layered sheets of Tripewall plastic. Associations with motion, velocity, pop culture and design are apparent within all his work. His recent Triplewall and canvas paintings are inspired by the colours of West Texan skies and a twisted relationship to visual modernism, populating the surface with shapes that are sharp, delicate, irregular and emotive. The spirit of inquiry is, as ever, generous, instinctive and overtly pictorial.
Born 1967 in Islington, Rolph has an MA in Painting from the Royal College of Art, graduating in 1993. He was awarded a Rome Scholarship at the BSR in 1998 since when he has had numerous solo shows across the world and is included in major collections including the Metroplitan Museum of Art, New York and the Tate Gallery. Rolph is currently represented by Barbara Davis Gallery in the U.S. where he has his fifth solo show there coming up in October 2014 titled “paradiso”. He’s a visiting tutor at various art schools in the UK including the Royal Academy schools, Royal College of Art, University of the Creative Arts and Bucks New University where he was appointed professor of Fine Art in 2009.
Danny Rolph’s talk is an Arts Club Charitable Trust/Abbey Rome Lecture and has been made possible thanks to the kind support of The Arts Club Charitable Trust and E A Abbey Scholarships.
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