ArtTour International Presents
Artist of the Week
Natalia Rose is a Danish artist best known for her semi-abstract works, which feature pictograph-like symbols painting with broad and heavy brushstrokes. Rose raises questions about the nature of communication and how one can express abstract and conceptual ideas through color and iconographic markings. In her painting “I” (2016), she uses only essential strokes to spell out his name and create patterns of letters across the canvas. Born in 1953 in Stavropol, Russia, she studied at the Moscow State University and later at the University of Copenhagen. In 2014 she held her first exhibition in Copenhagen, and then in 2018, she exhibited in New York. Today, her works are held in private collections across the world, including Canada, Spain, Sweden, among others. Natalia Rose lives and works in Copenhagen, Denmark.
What are you currently focusing on?
“My primary goal as an artist is to be authentic, true, honest. And to find some answers to our time challenges and express them with my chosen tool – painting.”
Have you experienced any significant changes in your work this last year?
“On one side, I find it boring and difficult to plan the painting; I emphasize the unconscious. On the other hand, I struggle to tell the story in a more simple manner, using unexpected colors and compositions.I don’t want to tell the viewers what they have to see and feel, but I still giving the titles to express my mood.”
Where are you from, and how has that influenced your art?
“I am originally from Russia – the country of great artists and traditions, among those Vasily Kandinsky, Kazimir Malevich, Natalia Goncharova (who inspired me, as a woman in art).”