Rosana is a talented, Czech-raised, British painter who speaks six languages and has lived in Prague, Munich and London. Her works have traveled just as far as she has, held in collections across Europe, the UK and Australia. Her nature as a skeptical dreamer results in thought-provoking paintings.
Although Rosana has demonstrated dystopian tendencies in art, she does not shroud her depictions in darkness. The future is not rose-tinted glasses as what some would expect, it is what it is or is what it is not. Are we not just fragile leaves on the surface of the wildest of waters? The tendency to remind us of the fragility and circumstance of our existence raises the urgency to enjoy and celebrate life. Every ingredient of life is here to suck the most juice out of every occasion, every second and every shade of colour while conserving it into a vivid memory worth taking beyond the gate of being.
Her two main workshops are in Clacton-on-Sea (UK) and Bílovec (CZ), where she stores the majority of her latest work in the recently restored 18th-century countryside estate. Her newly acquired premises of Gallery Montfort (Gallery M) is undergoing a vast reconstruction and will be officially open to the public in May 2023. She also curates two galleries, Gallery MonAmi and Gallery Moritz at Chateau Bilovec.
She participates in a variety of charity projects in Europe and the US, which has earnt her awards by City Councillors of San Francisco and the White House. Together with other awarded participants she was given the International Prize Velazquez 2019 in MEAM European Modern Art Museum Barcelona on the 06.04.2019, International Prize Michelangelo received in Brancaccio Palace in Rome on the 14.07.2019 and two Awards of Excellence as the finalist of INTERNATIONAL CONTEMPORARY MASTERS in Santa Barbara (CA).
This review was published by Circle Foundation for the Arts © CFA Press ∙ Images are courtesy of the artist