In love with Demant
Whakatane artist Rozi Demant has her international debut exhibition with ‘Lovebirds’ at Santa Monica’s Tarryn Teresa Gallery. Demant, who holds the rare and enviable position of having produced five sold-out solo exhibitions before reaching the age of 24, has taken almost two years to complete this new body of work which is highly anticipated by her extensive list of collectors worldwide. Demant’s surrealized women, who possess something of Modigliani’s style in their appearance, reside in dark, opulent, fantasy worlds. When asked to speak about her work, she is reserved. “To talk about my paintings feels like I am exposing too much of myself, this is something I can’t and won’t do,” she said. Her work continues to show great promise and is gifted with a rare, enigmatic and captivating beauty. Demant is represented by Auckland’s Warwick Henderson Gallery.