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Karine Roche Art Exhibition

Karine Roche Art Exhibition

French painter Karine Roche combines a mixture of classicism and modernity in her densely layered paintings at the newest art exhibition, located at Kempinski Hotel Ajman.

Kempinski Hotel Ajman will host French painter Karine Roche’s art exhibition, which is scheduled to occur in the grounds of Kempinski Hotel Ajman from 22 January to 28 August.

Karine Roche is a French national, who has been living and working in Abu Dhabi, the United Arab Emirates, since 2009. In the UAE, she exhibited at the Sharjah Art Museum in January and August 2014, in Abu Dhabi with the French Institute in 2013, and in 2011 at the National Theatre. Roche’s artworks are represented by Art Sawa gallery (Dubai) with a first solo exhibition in 2011, “Prismatic City”, and a second one in DIFC in 2013, “Chromatic Landscape”. Karine is also teaching painting in Adach (Abu Dhabi Authority for Culture and Heritage).

Since 2004, her work has been represented by Catherine et André Hug gallery in Paris and she is working with UNESCO’s editions in postcard creation. In 2003, Roche was awarded the painting prize of the town of Vitry-sur-Seine and awarded another prize in 2005 by the Colas Foundation.

“My interest lies in the environment and how I can transcribe a perception of a specific land through its landscape, depicting both identity and globalisation. There is an interaction between population, culture, climate and geology which appears in a specific way on the landscape, and in my opinion, humans are the builders/destroyers of this world, even if they don’t appear in my paintings. Their choices and actions on the landscape mirror the specific identity and political ideal of a region. The city is a natural element created by mankind in our ecosystem,” said Roche, commenting on her artistic approach.

More of Karine’s work can be seen on her website:

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