Winston Roeth
American, born 1945
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Established
Represented by industry leading galleries.
Collected by a major museum
Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Selected exhibitions
2018
Winston Roeth | 24 hours a day | catalog launch & exhibition,
Galerie Christian Lethert
2017
IN NEUEN RÄUMEN!,
Galerie Christian Lethert
2015
Frank Gerritz | Winston Roeth,
Galerie Christian Lethert

Winston Roeth paints monochrome or two-toned panels on supports that range from slate, dibond, and honeycomb, to MDF and raw cedar, often combining them to form grids or rows of panels in various different colors. Working in raw pigment and tempera medium, Roeth layers his paint into dense matte surfaces, sometimes painting the contour of a work in a contrasting color. He begins by sketching and organizing his ideas in “Desktop Drawings,” graphite and ink drawings on graph paper. “I use the drawing primarily as a compositional tool, especially when I’m organizing a grid, which presents so many variables within such a simple form,” he has said. “I can measure out a painting in front of my eyes using a desktop drawing.”