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Roberta Coni

Artist Statement


Roberta Coni was born in Marino (Rome) in 1976. She graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts in Rome in 1999. Roberta pursued her studies abroad on two grants in Granada, Spain (1998) and in San Francisco, CA (2005). Primarily interested in the human figure, she mixes the classical technique of oil painting with heavy body paste made of bitumen.

Since 2009, her artistic research has been geared toward large-scale paintings, in which the face often emerges from the shadows, proposing an interpretation of the contemplative soul in continuous introspection. Her work is characterized by its strong realism while combining rougher materials. Female figures with poignant expressions face in the foreground, where, with detailed attention, almost lenticular, the brush focuses on the skin and eyes, putting forward the secret pulse of the pictorial surface. Roberta Coni has received numerous awards abroad, notably in France, England, Turkey, China, U.S.A., Brazil and Greece. Currently, Ms. Coni resides in Rome, Italy and is exclusively represented by Galeries Bartoux.