Otomys Contemporary is proud to represent London-based artist, Gill Rocca, and we were thrilled to visit her London studio to view her new art works. Rocca’s contemporary oil paintings tend to stop viewers in their tracks. The powerful miniature scale of these works prompts the viewer to engage and contemplate.
One can get lost in these art works – there is a sense that each image is a screen or portal to another world; a mysterious, alluring realm, hidden in our own. Each piece is spectacularly detailed, and the fine mist that lingers in each possesses its own emotive power.
Rocca describes: “My body of work primarily revolves around the representation of imagined landscapes. Executed in oil, the works vary in scale from intimate miniatures on resin and wood to large scale paintings on canvas.
Inspired by the realism of film and photography, the paintings attempt to create a dreamlike tension between reality, memory and the imagination.
Always uninhabited, shrouded in mist or captured as night draws in, the scenes pictured suggest an unspoken, unfinished narrative. The glow of streetlights or road markings act as traces in the paintings, often disappearing into the distance to merge again into empty space.”