Untitled 51, 2021, acrylic paint on canvas, 20" x 16"
UNTITLED 45, 2021, acrylic paint on canvas, 20" x 16"
Blue Head and a Pipe, 2020, acrylic paint on canvas, 12" x 9"
Untitled 37, 2021, acrylic paint on canvas, 20" x 16"
Untitled 48, 2021, acrylic paint on canvas, 20" x 16"
Untitled 49, 2021, acrylic paint on canvas, 20" x 16"
Untitled 23, 2021, acrylic paint on canvas, 12" x 9"
Untitled 24, 2021, acrylic paint on canvas, 12" x 9"
Untitled 33, 2021, acrylic paint on canvas, 16" x 12"
Untitled 47, 2021, acrylic paint on canvas, 20" x 16"
 Untitled 50, 2021, acrylic paint on canvas, 20" x 16"
Untitled 30, 2021, acrylic paint on canvas, 16" x 12"
Untitled 53, 2021, acrylic paint on canvas, 20" x 16"
Untitled 25, 2021, acrylic paint on canvas, 12" x 9"
Untitled 52, 2021, acrylic paint on canvas, 20" x 16"
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Rohaan Unvala

Philadelphia, PA

Résumé

Artist Statement

Rohaan Unvala is a painter, mixed-media artist, performer, deviser, and filmmaker, born and raised in the hustle and bustle of Mumbai (formerly Bombay), India. He currently lives and creates all-original artwork in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He is currently a graduate student in the MFA Devised Performance Program at The Pig Iron Theatre Company / The University of the Arts. Though a performer and theatre deviser at heart, he has a love for creating abstract, fantastical, textured paintings on canvas. Art, to him, poses the most important questions about our Universe and also helps us answer them.

Artist Biography

I love Movement and Gesture - using them in the dance of creating, and aiming to depict them fully in my abstract paintings. Discovering ways to depict movement in a still medium like painting on canvas is endlessly exciting to me. I view my creative process as a performance - choreographing my movements, so that the result may speak differently to each individual, but it remains a story my Body tells; unique to me and my experience. I am interested in movement and texture, liberating himself in his improvised, impulse-driven creative process.
Painting speaks to me as a performer so much because it is as old as us, as humanity. It is evidence that at some point in the history of the Universe, a living being took up space, and created energy to paint - this is a sold as cave paintings, as old as human creativity; to be a painter and thus connected to the oldest artistic traditions and desires we know, is something that brings me a lot of joy in my work.

Education

2019 - Present
The University of the Arts/Pig Iron Theatre Company, Philadelphia, PA
MFA, Devised Performance
2017
Denison University, Granville, OH
BA, Communication, Theatre

Selected Exhibitions

Group
2021
Skies the Limit, Las Lagunas Gallery, Laguna Beach, CA
Online exhibition, Lux_Design_Art Gallery
We Happy Few online exhibition, MyArtIsReal Gallery
Curator: Jacob Johnson
CityScapes, Light Space & Time Online Gallery, Palm Springs, CA
2020
Online exhibition, Arte_com_
ColourBoom, Boomer Gallery, London, United Kingdom
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