Selected Works

for derrida xxx , 2009
Erasers
Variable
Simultaneous Contrast of Colour : (Tonal Gradation South African Identity Card), 2013
Paper on paper
Work: 46 x 34.5 cm Frame: 54.5 x 42.5 x 3.5 cm
Simultaneous Contrasts of Colour: (Kleinspan/Sharpeville 1960/61), 2013
Paper on paper
Work: 70 x 50 cm
Simultaneous Contrast of Colour: (Ayran Race/ Homophobia 1939/2013), 2013
Paper on paper
Work: 46 x 34.5 cm Frame: 54.5 x 43 x 3.5 cm
What Laure Saw, 2011
Photograph
Work: 45 x 80 cm Frame: 54 x 86 x 3.5 cm
California Wildfires 2017, 2017
Ink jet print on Hahnemuhle paper
Work: 20 x 30 cm
Lampedusa 2013/Sicily 2015/Libya 2017, 2017
Ink Jet print on Hahnemuhle paper
Work: 30 x 20 cm
Migrants Lampedusa 2 2014, 2017
Ink Jet print on Hahnemuhle paper
Work: 110 x 75 cm
MEXICO Earthquake 2017 , 2017
Ink jet print on Hahnemuhle paper
Work: 110 x 75 cm
After Malevich, Evolution, 2017
Aluminium, enamel paint
Variable Dimensions
Reader Orientation, 2010
Oil paint on bronze on pedestal
Pedestal: 135 x 15 x 15 cm / Dice: 1.5 x 1.5 cm / Cow: 3.5 x 2 cm
PC, 2007/9
2 wooden sculptures, magnifying glass, postcard, and stands
Variable Dimensions: 40 x 25 x 25 cm

Biography

Born in Johannesburg, South Africa in 1953. Lives and works in Florence, Italy
Rose Shakinovsky’s work defies any stylistic category as it consists of work that ranges from the re-presentation and decontextualization of found objects, found images and found situations, to delicately painted abstractions and ironic bronzes. The work concerns itself with current political and social discourses while simultaneously referencing and reconstructing art historical edifices. Shakinovsky is interested in the structure as well as the morphology of all seemingly coherent visual and nonvisual languages from the prelinguistic to the post-linquistic and the digital. Her present research is concerned with discourses pertaining to the Posthuman, Postanthropos, Transhuman, Migration and the consequences of Climate Change.

Rose Shakinovsky and Claire Gavronsky collaborate as the artist “rosenclaire”, as wives and as dedicated mentors who have run a renowned artists residency program in Tuscany for the past 30 years.

Shakinovsky has over the past decade given contemporary art history courses to collectors, philanthropists and business leaders hoping to inspire them to contribute to fostering the arts in their respective countries.