Clare Rojas - Plain Black
Publisher Kavi Gupta
This volume surveys the recent abstractions of the painter Clare Rojas. Known for her association with a generation of artists that became internationally prominent through the exhibition 'Beautiful Losers', Rojas in her earlier paintings drew from various Russian and Eastern European folkloric subjects. While the figures have been removed from this more recent body of work, it is not hard to see their enduring impact on Rojas’ art: with their lively angularity and bold chromaticism, these paintings are equally evocative of folk art and the formalist reductions of key modernist abstract artists such as Alexander Calder, Matisse, Malevich or Ellsworth Kelly.
208 p, ills colour, 27 x 29 cm, hb, English