Danny Rolph graduated from the Royal College of Art with good friends and illustrious alumni including Chris Ofili, David Adjaye and Chantal Joffe. He has been a much-loved tutor at the prestigious Royal Academy of Arts Schools for over the past 10 years.
Danny is represented by galleries in Houston (Barbara Davis) and Belgium (Aeroplastics in Brussels), in New York (532 Gallery Thomas Jaeckel) and is included in the permanent collections of the Tate Modern and The Metropolitan museum (New York).
Starting off with a minimalist style, Danny has constantly striven to achieve a three-dimensionality, involving and pulling the viewer into his works. Hence his experimentation with the triplewall material, which he discovered as a British scholar at the British School in Rome.
In addition to modern influences including Matisse, Delaunay, Doig (another good friend), although one wouldn't guess it immediately, Danny is deeply inspired by Renaissance paintings (from 15th century miniatures through to the 18th Century Venetian School of Painting (especially the work of Tiepolo)).
Danny paints intuitively, letting colour and form guide his hand. He is deeply inspired my music and the colours of LPs (he briefly DJ'ed) and often incorporates trompe l'oeil elements in his paintings. He constantly stresses the importance of looking and I believe Danny's work transports the viewer to another world.