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Jeremy Gilbert-Rolfe

British, b. 1945

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Jeremy Gilbert-Rolfe

British, b. 1945

Biography

A writer and art critic as well as an artist, Jeremy Gilbert-Rolfe creates colorful, abstract paintings in gouache, watercolor, and oil that depict both geometric and organic forms in various densities and qualities of light. Often combining fields of color, calligraphic marks, multicolored structures, and miniature squares and rectangles that resemble pixels, Gilbert-Rolfe’s paintings are complex and sensuous. “I think painting starts where argument leaves off,” he has said. “I find it much easier to write than to paint for that reason—painting’s what words can’t do or something like that.”

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Biography

A writer and art critic as well as an artist, Jeremy Gilbert-Rolfe creates colorful, abstract paintings in gouache, watercolor, and oil that depict both geometric and organic forms in various densities and qualities of light. Often combining fields of color, calligraphic marks, multicolored structures, and miniature squares and rectangles that resemble pixels, Gilbert-Rolfe’s paintings are complex and sensuous. “I think painting starts where argument leaves off,” he has said. “I find it much easier to write than to paint for that reason—painting’s what words can’t do or something like that.”

Career Highlights
Learn more about artist insights.
Group
Group show at a major institution
MoMA PS1
Publication
Reviewed by a major art publication
Artforum