Victoria Roth makes large abstract paintings that are of the body. She paints to articulate a new subjective body that is pulpous, beastly, active. Her athletic and physically demanding process relies on repetition, movement, erasure and the idea of muscle memory and chore. In her paintings, a sense of urgency through movement expands within a structured play between loud colors, dynamic lines and anthropomorphic shapes. This process and energy also informs her works on paper. Both bodies of work reveal spaces filled with intertwining organic shapes and elements proper to the landscape. These slippery and ambiguous environments remain just beyond recognition.
Victoria Roth (b. 1986 Paris, France) currently lives and works in Queens, NY. She received her BA from Brown University in 2008 and her MFA from Columbia University in 2014. Recent group exhibitions include The Clear and the Obscure, Lulu, Mexico City, MX (2016), In the Mix, Hometown Gallery, Brooklyn, NY (2016), Vivid Bra, New York, NY (2016), SPRING/BREAK Art Show, New York, NY (2016), Figuration Inside/Out, Nancy Margolis Gallery, New York, NY (2015), Leaning Steeples, Showroom Gowanus, Brooklyn, NY (2014). Roth was an artist in residence at the Sharpe-Walentas Studio Program Residency in Brooklyn, NY in 2015-2016 and has held adjunct faculty positions at Columbia University and Brooklyn College.
Push, 2016 - oil on canvas - 72x60 inches