Dion Rosina
The Revisitation

March 8, 2023 – July 2, 2023 This exhibition has ended
Is it a dream, acrylic and oil paint on linen, Dion Rosina, 2023
For the twenty-ninth edition of Kunsthal Light, artist Dion Rosina (1991) will be working in this twenty-five-metre-long narrow space to realize the site-specific work The Revisitation, a mural inspired by myths, spirituality, and history of the African Diaspora.

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Rosina’s work can be described as both abstract and figurative, sprinkled with a dash of mysticism. He will be realizing The Revisitation with the help of sampling, a technique that entails reusing existing visual material. Rosina goes in search of exceptional stories, mysteries, and important individuals and moments in history. He collects a great variety of images which he then digitally manipulates and assembles to create collages. Together they provide the foundation for his paintings. For The Revisitation, Rosina will be mainly using collages that served as the starting point for previous works. He rearranges, manipulates, or combines them to create new collages, with images that either reinforce each other or result in an alienating experience. Rosina thus explores the power of the image, while also using The Revisitation to reflect on his earlier work.

Dion Rosina 

Dion Rosina (1991, Heemskerk) makes oil paintings based on collages. In 2021, Rosina graduated from the Breitner Academy in Amsterdam. He was nominated for the 2021 Graduation Award, and represented The Black Archives during documenta 15 in 2022. In that same year he was nominated for the Dutch Royal Award for Modern Painting. His work has been shown in various exhibitions, including at the Rembrandt House Museum in Amsterdam, and Museum More in Gorssel. 

Kunsthal Light

Kunsthal Light is the Kunsthal’s talent development programme. Since 2011, this exhibition programme has specifically focused on young artists who are able to make a ‘broad gesture’ in an original and artistic way. To this end, three times a year the Kunsthal places HALL 6 (the over 25-meter-long display window along the ramp) at the disposal of an artist who is then given free rein to make a site-specific work.


See also

2.Contemplation, acrylic and oil paint on linen, Dion Rosia, 2022.jpg
Contemplation, acrylic and oil paint on linen, Dion Rosia, 2022
3.Untitled, acrylic and oil paint on linen, Dion Rosina, 2023.jpg
Untitled, acrylic and oil paint on linen, Dion Rosina, 2023
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