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Diana Roig

Diana Roig was born in 1982 in Argentina but left to study Fine Arts at the Willem de Kooning Academy in Rotterdam. Since she graduated she has had several solo shows and has participated in many group shows.

Her large-scale paintings are heavily influenced by natural growth, organic transformations, biological processes, and fractals. There is an enveloping exuberance in her works in which, as she puts it, “arabesque trails of paint flow in and out of each other.” One of her paintings (many of which have fantastically suggestive titles) is entitled “With Kaleidoscopic Eyes” which might just as well be a description of how Diana sees the world.

When she isn’t painting, Diana can often be found participating in her friend Turner Prize-nominee Spartacus Chetwynd’s performances.

Note 1: The artworks themselves are stretched onto wooden frames.