Anne Rothenstein joins Stephen Friedman Gallery
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Anne Rothenstein joins Stephen Friedman Gallery
Rothenstein is self taught and lives and works in London.



LONDON.- Rothenstein’s enigmatic paintings are frequently characterised by a dreamlike quality. Mysterious figures often populate her flattened landscapes and interiors.

The artist draws inspiration from found imagery, personal experience and memory, working instinctively to communicate atmosphere and psychological tension. Rothenstein’s scenes are rendered with sinuous lines and a distinctive palette built up of thin washes of oil. Often painting directly on wood panel, the artist allows grain to blend with figure and landscape.

Speaking of her artistic process, Rothenstein says, “My reasons, or intentions, when making a particular painting are quite mysterious to me. The spark is always lit from an existing image, a photograph or another painting, and I often don’t discover why that image leaped out at me or what it is I’m exploring until the work is finished. Sometimes I never find out. It is almost entirely intuitive. Finding a rhythm, searching for balance, alert to missteps, to what is happening, to changes of direction.

I am telling myself a story much of the time and asking questions. Who is this, where is this place, what is going on? This is what I think of as the noise of a painting. And of course, what I am trying to reach is the silence ... There is a wonderful Philip Guston quote: “if you’re really painting YOU walk out.” That is what I mean by reaching the silence.”

Rothenstein is self taught and lives and works in London. Born in 1949, the daughter of the late Michael Rothenstein and Duffy Ayres, she grew up in a lively and distinguished community of artists in the Essex village of Great Bardfield. Following a foundation course at Camberwell School of Art in the mid-1960s, Rothenstein worked as an actress for over a decade before gradually returning to painting.

A new painting by Anne Rothenstein will be included in ‘From Near and Far’, a group exhibition co-curated by art historian Katy Hessel and artist Deborah Roberts. It opens at Stephen Friedman Gallery on Wednesday 8 June 2022.

Rothenstein has had solo shows at Beaux Arts Gallery, London and at England & Co, London. A two-person exhibition by Rothenstein and Irina Zatulovskaya took place at Pushkin House, London in 2018. Recent group exhibitions include ‘Framed in Friendship: A Legacy of Art in Sheffield’, Graves Gallery, Sheffield Museums, Sheffield, Yorkshire (2022); ‘Proximity’, Candida Stevens Gallery, Chichester, West Sussex (2022); ‘Antisocial Isolation’, Saatchi Gallery, London (2021); ‘Body and Soul’, Royal West of England Academy, Bristol (2019). Rothenstein’s work has been included in the Summer Exhibitions at The Royal Academy of Arts, London in 2018, 2020 and 2022.

The artist’s work is included in the collection of Fry Art Gallery, Saffron Walden, Essex. Rothenstein has been designing covers for The London Review of Books since 2012.










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