Marjolein Rothman

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False Color, 2019, Installation Shots
©Wetterling Gallery, Photo credit: Jean-Baptiste Bérangèr
©Wetterling Gallery, Photo credit: Jean-Baptiste Bérangèr
©Wetterling Gallery, Photo credit: Jean-Baptiste Bérangèr
©Wetterling Gallery, Photo credit: Jean-Baptiste Bérangèr
©Wetterling Gallery, Photo credit: Jean-Baptiste Bérangèr
©Wetterling Gallery, Photo credit: Jean-Baptiste Bérangèr
False Color, Wetterling Gallery, 2019
Marjolein Rothman, Flower, 2017 ©Marjolein Rothman/ Bildupphovsrätt, courtesy Wetterling Gallery
Marjolein Rothman, Hellebore V, 2017 ©Marjolein Rothman/ Bildupphovsrätt, courtesy
Marjolein Rothman, Narcissus IV, 2016 ©Marjolein Rothman/ Bildupphovsrätt, courtesy Wetterling Gallery
Marjolein Rothman, Narcissus VII, 2017 ©Marjolein Rothman/ Bildupphovsrätt, courtesy Wetterling Gallery
Marjolein Rothman, Narcissus VIII, 2017 ©Marjolein Rothman/ Bildupphovsrätt, courtesy Wetterling Gallery
Marjolein Rothman, Narcissus IX, 2017 ©Marjolein Rothman/ Bildupphovsrätt, courtesy Wetterling Gallery
Marjolein Rothman, Narcissus X, 2017 ©Marjolein Rothman/ Bildupphovsrätt, courtesy Wetterling Gallery
Marjolein Rothman, Plant II, 2019 ©Marjolein Rothman/ Bildupphovsrätt, courtesy Wetterling Gallery
Marjolein Rothman, Plant IV, 2019 ©Marjolein Rothman/ Bildupphovsrätt, courtesy Wetterling Gallery
Marjolein Rothman, Plant VII, 2019 ©Marjolein Rothman/ Bildupphovsrätt, courtesy Wetterling Gallery
Marjolein Rothman, Plant III, 2019 ©Marjolein Rothman/ Bildupphovsrätt, courtesy Wetterling Gallery
Marjolein Rothman, Plant VIII, 2019 ©Marjolein Rothman/ Bildupphovsrätt, courtesy Wetterling Gallery
Marjolein Rothman, Leaves III, 2019 ©Marjolein Rothman/ Bildupphovsrätt, courtesy Wetterling Gallery
Marjolein Rothman, Leaves IV, 2019 ©Marjolein Rothman/ Bildupphovsrätt, courtesy Wetterling Gallery
Marjolein Rothman, Leaves V, 2019 ©Marjolein Rothman/ Bildupphovsrätt, courtesy Wetterling Gallery
Marjolein Rothman, Leaves VII, 2019 ©Marjolein Rothman/ Bildupphovsrätt, courtesy Wetterling Gallery
Marjolein Rothman, Leaves VIII, 2019 ©Marjolein Rothman/ Bildupphovsrätt, courtesy Wetterling Gallery
Marjolein Rothman, Sunflower VI, 2017 ©Marjolein Rothman/ Bildupphovsrätt, courtesy Wetterling Gallery
Marjolein Rothman, Sunflower XI, 2017 ©Marjolein Rothman/ Bildupphovsrätt, courtesy Wetterling Gallery
Marjolein Rothman, Orchid I, 2017 ©Marjolein Rothman/ Bildupphovsrätt, courtesy Wetterling Gallery
Marjolein Rothman, Agave, 2019 ©Marjolein Rothman/ Bildupphovsrätt, courtesy Wetterling Gallery
Marjolein Rothman, Agave IV, 2019 ©Marjolein Rothman/ Bildupphovsrätt, courtesy Wetterling Gallery
And so it stays, 2016, Installation shots
©Wetterling Gallery, Photo credit: Jean-Baptiste Bérangèr
©Wetterling Gallery, Photo credit: Jean-Baptiste Bérangèr
©Wetterling Gallery, Photo credit: Jean-Baptiste Bérangèr
©Wetterling Gallery, Photo credit: Jean-Baptiste Bérangèr
©Wetterling Gallery, Photo credit: Jean-Baptiste Bérangèr
©Wetterling Gallery, Photo credit: Jean-Baptiste Bérangèr
©Wetterling Gallery, Photo credit: Jean-Baptiste Bérangèr
And so it Stays, Wetterling Gallery, 2016
Marjolein Rothman, All shall be well III, 2016 ©Marjoelin Rothman/Bildupphovsrätt, courtesy Wetterling Gallery
Marjolein Rothman, All shall be well II, 2016 ©Marjoelin Rothman/Bildupphovsrätt, courtesy Wetterling Gallery
Marjolein Rothman, J.III, 2016 ©Marjoelin Rothman/Bildupphovsrätt, courtesy Wetterling Gallery
Marjolein Rothman, Narcissus, 2016 ©Marjoelin Rothman/Bildupphovsrätt, courtesy Wetterling Gallery
Marjolein Rothman, Momentum I, 2016 ©Marjoelin Rothman/Bildupphovsrätt, courtesy Wetterling Gallery
Marjolein Rothman, Momentum II, 2016 ©Marjoelin Rothman/Bildupphovsrätt, courtesy Wetterling Gallery
Marjolein Rothman, And so it stays, 2016 ©Marjoelin Rothman/Bildupphovsrätt, courtesy Wetterling Gallery
Marjolein Rothman, Momentum III, 2016 ©Marjoelin Rothman/Bildupphovsrätt, courtesy Wetterling Gallery
Marjolein Rothman, Momentum IV, 2016 ©Marjoelin Rothman/Bildupphovsrätt, courtesy Wetterling Gallery
Marjolein Rothman, Z.drawing, 2016 ©Marjoelin Rothman/Bildupphovsrätt, courtesy Wetterling Gallery
Marjolein Rothman, Z.drawing II, 2016 ©Marjoelin Rothman/Bildupphovsrätt, courtesy Wetterling Gallery
Marjolein Rothman, Self Portrait, 2016 ©Marjoelin Rothman/Bildupphovsrätt, courtesy Wetterling Gallery
Marjolein Rothman, Rose I, 2016 ©Marjoelin Rothman/Bildupphovsrätt, courtesy Wetterling Gallery
Marjolein Rothman, Rose II, 2016 ©Marjoelin Rothman/Bildupphovsrätt, courtesy Wetterling Gallery
Marjolein Rothman, That first summer, 2016 ©Marjoelin Rothman/Bildupphovsrätt, courtesy Wetterling Gallery
Marjolein Rothman, September III, 2016 ©Marjoelin Rothman/Bildupphovsrätt, courtesy Wetterling Gallery
Marjolein Rothman, September, 2016 ©Marjoelin Rothman/Bildupphovsrätt, courtesy Wetterling Gallery
Marjolein Rothman, Zeno XVI, 2016 ©Marjoelin Rothman/Bildupphovsrätt, courtesy Wetterling Gallery
Marjolein Rothman, Zeno IXX, 2016 ©Marjoelin Rothman/Bildupphovsrätt, courtesy Wetterling Gallery
Marjolein Rothman, Zeno XVIII, 2016 ©Marjoelin Rothman/Bildupphovsrätt, courtesy Wetterling Gallery
Marjolein Rothman, Zeno XVII, 2016 ©Marjoelin Rothman/Bildupphovsrätt, courtesy Wetterling Gallery
New Works, Wetterling Gallery, 2014
© Marjolein Rothman / Bildupphovsrätt, courtesy Wetterling Gallery
© Marjolein Rothman / Bildupphovsrätt, courtesy Wetterling Gallery
© Marjolein Rothman / Bildupphovsrätt, courtesy Wetterling Gallery
© Marjolein Rothman / Bildupphovsrätt, courtesy Wetterling Gallery
2012
3 Digital prints on baryt paper with paper cut-out, 20 x 15 cm each. © Marjolein Rothman / Bildupphovsrätt, courtesy Wetterling Gallery
Gouache/ cut-out on paper, 48 x 36 cm. © Marjolein Rothman / Bildupphovsrätt, courtesy Wetterling Gallery
Gouache/ cut-out on paper, 48 x 36 cm. © Marjolein Rothman / Bildupphovsrätt, courtesy Wetterling Gallery
Acrylic on canvas, 180 x 130 cm. © Marjolein Rothman / Bildupphovsrätt, courtesy Wetterling Gallery
Acrylic on canvas, 180 x 130 cm. © Marjolein Rothman / Bildupphovsrätt, courtesy Wetterling Gallery
Paper cut-out on paper, 56 x 42 cm. © Marjolein Rothman / Bildupphovsrätt, courtesy Wetterling Gallery
Gouache/ cut-out on paper, 48 x 36 cm. © Marjolein Rothman / Bildupphovsrätt, courtesy Wetterling Gallery
Acrylic on canvas, 180 x 130 cm. © Marjolein Rothman / Bildupphovsrätt, courtesy Wetterling Gallery
2008
Gouache on paper, 48 x 36 cm. © Marjolein Rothman / Bildupphovsrätt, courtesy Wetterling Gallery
Gouache on paper, 48 x 36 cm. © Marjolein Rothman / Bildupphovsrätt, courtesy Wetterling Gallery
Acrylic on canvas, 180 x 220 cm. © Marjolein Rothman / Bildupphovsrätt, courtesy Wetterling Gallery
2007
Acrylic on canvas, 180 x 105 cm. © Marjolein Rothman / Bildupphovsrätt, courtesy Wetterling Gallery
Acrylic on canvas, 180 x 120 cm. © Marjolein Rothman / Bildupphovsrätt, courtesy Wetterling Gallery
Acrylic on canvas, 180 x 110 cm. © Marjolein Rothman / Bildupphovsrätt, courtesy Wetterling Gallery
Acrylic on canvas, 40 x 30 cm. © Marjolein Rothman / Bildupphovsrätt, courtesy Wetterling Gallery
Acrylic on canvas, 40 x 30 cm. © Marjolein Rothman / Bildupphovsrätt, courtesy Wetterling Gallery
Gaze, 2012. Wetterling Gallery, installation shots
Wetterling Gallery, 2012
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Wetterling Gallery, 2012
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Wetterling Gallery, 2012
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Wetterling Gallery, 2012
Wetterling Gallery, 2012
Wetterling Gallery, 2012
Wetterling Gallery, 2012

Marjolein Rothman

Marjolein Rothman’s powerfully suggestive works are an inquiry into the nature of perception. Often fashioned in series, her portraits, and paintings of architectural monuments and buildings, are geometrically shaped, fragmentary, and rendered with minimal depth in a spare, sober palette. Devoid of the compositional detail that conventionally directs the viewer’s interpretation, Rothman’s portraits and scenes of people capture mood and feeling through posture or gesture. Evidence of her early training as a photographer, her images seem to loom out of and disappear into their ground, frozen in a state of becoming like photographs forming in a dark room. Her bleached out paintings on canvas or aluminium, based on photos, comprise a series of rapid brushstrokes that are repeatedly wiped away and redone in her search for the image’s essence, which often lends the works an ephemeral character as if they are present and not present at the same time. Recently her attention has turned to flowers, incorporating brighter colours in a profound engagement with painting itself and the tradition of the still life. Through a process of reduction and obfuscation, Rothman’s images deconstruct the stability of historical truth, and invite viewers to explore the illusory aspects of knowledge itself.

Rothman was born in 1974 in Eibergen, The Netherlands. Rothman received her education at the Akademie voor Beeldende Kunsten, Enschede, The Netherlands, 1994-1999 and was an Artist in Residency at the Rijksakademie van Beeldende Kunsten, 2003-2004. She has been awarded The Royal Prize for Painting, 2004 and the Buning Brongersprijzen, 2004. She lives and works in Amsterdam.

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