Passionate Collisions

February 5 - March 14, 2015

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.