1980 · Netherlands
Channeling a visual language that speaks to the movement and mechanics of modern technology, Dutch-Brazilian artist Rafaël Rozendaal carries his oeuvre into the online realm by making websites part of the core of his work.
Working with bold fields of color that take on a pixelated precision, Rozendaal often obscures from his viewers any direct narrative in his works. Rather, by working within the language of the abstract, Rozendaal invites his audience to contemplate the ways in which modern technology and artistic tradition are converging in our contemporary moment.
Born in 1980, Rozendaal is currently based in New York. In addition to lecturing at various locations around the world, including AIT in Tokyo and the Ecole des Beaux Arts in Paris, Rozendaal has enjoyed the showcase of his work in both a wide array of publications as well as in exhibitions. Recent such solo showcases include “Generosity” at the Towada Art Center, Japan (2018); “Don’t do too much” at the Postmasters Gallery in New York (2019); and “Double Pressure” at the Centraal Museum in Utrecht (2019). His work has also made its way into the permanent collection of both the Whitney Museum in New York as well as the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam.