Roshanak khalilian’s evoking paintings reflect her interest in different cultures and their interpretations of happiness and life.
The long history of gold infuses her work, being a reference to celebrate the hope of mankind anticipated in the course of its history.

“For me, Gold is not only the shiny metal that enriches everything it covers and certainly not only the proof of sophistication, wealth and power. It’s tale and significance has enchanted me for many years and is now encapsuled in the essence of my works. My works evoke contrasting and even conflicting feelings and experiences: hope and death, wealth and poverty, joy and sadness, the light and the dark aspects of hope in life. They reflect the ambiguity and fullness of human nature and power of hope.

Within challenging techniques I experiment with abstraction, exploring the significance of gold and its long journey throughout life and history. I attempt to create a luminous atmosphere, to represent hope as the strongest element.” Roshi

Roshi’s philosophy by quoting what she wants to say with her art:
“Life is beautiful, live it up!”


All tHat GoLD

GoLD the Lustrous metal,
Symbol of power and wealth
Symbol of love
Symbol of permanence due to its incorruptibility
Element from beneath the earth
Mankinds most precious metal
Eternally glimmering
Creator of great obsession for hunters
Winner of universal prize
Versatile element of inspiration for the creative minds

Abstract textures and vibrant colors using a visual language of forms, colors and lines enhanced with 24-carat gold to create a composition which may exist with a degree of independence, from gold itself and its visual reference in the world, which dominate the works of this collection.