Denise Bibro Fine Art, Chelsea, New York presents Carole Robb’s first solo show at DBFA entitled Passionate Collisions. The show will run from February 5th- March 14th, 2015.
Robb’s grandiose images coincide with the scale and theme of her work. She travels from New York to London and Rome to rediscover the romantic and aesthetic atmosphere of each of these Cities of Love. She catches couples embracing in the same locations that couples embraced centuries ago. Her work studies personal relationships and the romances and emotions that cohabit them. She replicates what it’s like to be in love on canvas. As Robb says in her own words, “Every generation rediscovers passion…We can look back at the epic tale of the lover affair between Paris and Helen of Troy that started a war to see the moral complexities of love, but in its simplest form its to do with emotional connection… 27 centuries later we still feel the immediate emotional connection.” Love or the lack of love is a base connection of what it is to be human.
Peter de Francia, a painter and author, says of Robb, “What appears to be the most impressive feature of her work is the manner in which she fuses memory with freshness of renewed experience. Carole Robb’s paintings are in part touchstones of reality- of here and now- merged with the graduated experience derived from the past. This is why her work is and will remain memorable.”
Carole Robb was born in Scotland. She studied painting at the Glasgow School of Art and earning an MFA at the University of Reading in England. She is the recipient of many awards including the British Prix de Roma, a Fulbright Award, and a British Arts Council Major Award. Her artworks can be found in several private and museum collections, such as the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York and the Victoria and Albert Museum in London.

Passionate Collisions

Carole Robb
February 5 - March 14, 2015
Opens February 5, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM


Bon Voyage

Carole Robb, Bon Voyage, 2014


Carole Robb, Amo, 2014

Love is Exhausting

Carole Robb, Love is Exhausting, 2014

Passionate Collisions

Carole Robb, Passionate Collisions, 2014

Lovers are Enemies too

Carole Robb, Lovers are Enemies too, 2014


Carole Robb, Untitled, 2014


Carole Robb, Amo, 2014

Rooftop Terrace

Carole Robb, Rooftop Terrace, 2014

Beached Couple

Carole Robb, Beached Couple, 2013

Beach at Ostia

Carole Robb, Beach at Ostia, 2013

Fountain of the Mask, Rome #2

Carole Robb, Fountain of the Mask, Rome #2, 2014

Bernini in Piazza Navona, Rome

Carole Robb, Bernini in Piazza Navona, Rome, 2014

Bridge of Angels

Carole Robb, Bridge of Angels, 2014

Angel in Venice

Carole Robb, Angel in Venice, 2013

Piazza Signoria, Florence

Carole Robb, Piazza Signoria, Florence, 2013

Rialto Bridge

Carole Robb, Rialto Bridge, 2013

Farnese Fountain, Rome

Carole Robb, Farnese Fountain, Rome, 2013

Rome at Aperitif Hour

Carole Robb, Rome at Aperitif Hour, 2013

Piazza de Spagna Fountain, Rome

Carole Robb, Piazza de Spagna Fountain, Rome, 2013

Ponte Vecchio, Florence

Carole Robb, Ponte Vecchio, Florence, 2013

Trinita dei Monte, Rome

Carole Robb, Trinita dei Monte, Rome, 2014

Pantheon, Rome

Carole Robb, Pantheon, Rome, 2014

Facade of the Duomo, Florence

Carole Robb, Facade of the Duomo, Florence, 2013

Temple of Aesculapius, Rome

Carole Robb, Temple of Aesculapius, Rome, 2014

S. Maria Novella, Florence

Carole Robb, S. Maria Novella, Florence, 2013

Temple in a Lake, Rome

Carole Robb, Temple in a Lake, Rome, 2014

San'Toma vaporetto stop, Venice

Carole Robb, San'Toma vaporetto stop, Venice, 2013

Villa Borghese Fountain, Rome

Carole Robb, Villa Borghese Fountain, Rome, 2013

The Villas of Parioli, Rome

Carole Robb, The Villas of Parioli, Rome, 2014

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