Vir­ginie Roca

American Art Collector - - Award Winner -

Vir­ginie Roca lives in Vil­leneuve-lès-Béziers, France. She has al­ways drawn and has taken classes and fol­lowed work­shops taught by Amer­i­can, English, Dutch and Ger­man artists.

Roca pri­mar­ily works in pas­tel, and her fa­vorite sub­ject is the fe­male fig­ure, which she calls, “An ode to sen­su­al­ity. A rep­re­sen­ta­tion of un­de­ni­able el­e­gancy.” She also fea­tures works on the themes of travel and still lifes of food, es­pe­cially in the set­tings of tea rooms and restau­rants.

When asked why she chose pas­tel, Roca says she was se­duced by the in­tense pig­ments and sen­sual tech­nique and draw­ing with them al­lows her to lose her­self in her work. In her sub­jects, she fo­cuses on the emo­tions that emerge and ex­plores all cre­ative pos­si­bil­i­ties. Ul­ti­mately, she sees art as a spir­i­tual prac­tice.

Her work will be on view Au­gust 1 to 15, 2019, at Le Caveau Win­ery and is on view at Cul­tura pe­ri­od­i­cally through­out the year.

Cheese, Pomegranate and Figs, pas­tel, 9½ x 12½"

Pump­kins, pas­tel, 9½ x 12½"

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