Victoria Roth’s approach to painting is a cumulative process that generates imagined environments that are sensorial and emotive. Muscular forms and bulbous shapes with fleshy inflections populate interior and industrial landscapes. Organic forms in flux – they appear to twist and pierce, fall yet hold, rise and change – operate within carefully composed structures that suspend the action in a state of energetic tension before collapsing into a cycle of metamorphosis. In this way, Roth’s paintings signal the possibility for continuous becoming.
In Tickle and Murmur, hyper-rendered and co-mingling tubular shapes propose the tactile and auditory qualities of these paintings. These green shapes enter the picture plane as playful protagonists that caress, interlock with, whisper to and tickle one another. Surrounding them are flurries of body-like forms that come in and out of recognition as they tumble throughout the image space; they are like reverberations or distant echoes of the main foregrounded action.
Victoria Roth (b. 1986, Paris, France) is an artist living and working in Brooklyn, NY. She received her MFA from Columbia University in 2014 and a BA in History of Art & Architecture from Brown University in 2008.
Roth has exhibited her paintings and drawings internationally. Recent solo exhibitions include Velvet Nerve, BROADWAY, NY (2022); Victoria Roth, Brennan & Griffin, NY (2019); Insides, fAN Kunstverein, Vienna, AT (2017); Off the Banks, Brennan & Griffin, NY (2017).
Recent group exhibitions include Pizza, Kate Werble Gallery, NY (2023), Postcard from New York - Part III, Galleria Anna Marra, Rome (2022), Intertwined, 1969 Gallery, NY (2021); Eddysroom @ Left Field Gallery, Left Field Gallery, CA (2021); City Princesses, Palais de Tokyo, Paris, FR (2019); Body/Object, George Adams Gallery, NY (2019). Roth has further exhibited her work at The Pit in Los Angeles, Helena Anrather Gallery in New York and at Lulu in Mexico City, MX.
In addition to her studio practice, Victoria Roth is an educator who teaches painting and drawing in New York City.