Joseph Rotella

All prices marked below will be heavily discounted during our one off exclusive show with Joseph Rotella.

Opening Exhibition 8/10/2017 

5-7pm and continuing thru Aug 24th.

These are the FINAL editions in stone and cast resin.

Joseph Rotella's representational abstract and stylized works are wrought from a classical foundation.  He studied the sculptor's craft in the studios of Piettrasanta in the famed Carrara region of Italy, whose white marble quarries have been a mecca for generations of sculptors since Michaelangelo.

At a young age he began carving wood, molding clay and painting in oils.  Later, he explored sculpting with steel and various scrap objects until he found the most solid and natural of materials - stone.

Today, Rotella's stone work is chiseled in marble, onyx and alabaster quarried from all over the world.  One of the compelling elements of a Rotella stone sculpture is the unusual and often rare and valuable stone he is able to locate.  Another is the sinewy lines, rounded corners and sensuous curves of his work that defy laws of balance.  In every sculpture there seems to exsist a human form emerging from within with a fluidity that suggests a dimensional transformation.

Rotella's bronze work, sometimes highly polished, sometimes colored with a rich patina, similarly reflect the artist's deep understanding of form and movement.  These works, again created in unique stylized representations, set him apart from so many of his peers and distinguish his works as intensely individualistic.  For this reason, his art forms have been acquired by international and national, private and corporate collectors, he has received a number of important commissions.  One of which was a study commissioned for presentation to the Pope in Rome and now resides in the Vatican Palace.

The acquisition of a Rotella sculpture is not only an investment in a beatiful original work of art but an endorsement of unique interpretation rooted in the traditions of great classical art!

Rotella has earned a pretigious inclusion as one of 288 contemporary living sculptors in the preeminent reference book on modern sculpture, The Sculpture Reference.

Here are but a few of the places that you can find a Rotella sculpture: Two pieces at the University of Tampa, two pieces at Leepa-Rattner Museum of Art, one piece in Dunedin Arts Center, one piece in the Holocaust Museum, one piece in one of the most revered art collections of the world: The Vatican Palace.

 Joseph Rotella is a man of great character, charm and humur.  He is a man of great humility; qualities that readily translate into his works.  Rotella the artist, THE SCULPTOR, has a rare creativity that drives his mind and hands with a deceptive simplicity honed from a lifetime of perfecting his craft.  It's the soul of Rotella, the man embodied in each of his works that rasies his art to a level that is truly exceptional.  That is the hallmark of a great artist.