Born in 1946, she lives and works in Madrid.
Specialized in engraving, she really begins to paint from the end of the 1970s, representing dark visions with mannequins and unmoving people. A four-year stay in Panama and the discovery of pure colors turned her art from dusk into a symbolic language of sensation, made of experiment on colors and vibration of fragile outlines.
De Roux’s archetypal scenes flutter in a half sleep. Emphasized by a geometrical simplification of volumes, people are fixed in an enigmatic stillness in the middle of a luxuriant paradise, symbolized by the tactile pleasure but precarious ripeness of her still lives. A troubling dissonance results from these primitive visions of a wealthy nature shrouded with a diaphanous sadness.
Like distant echoes to Piero della Francesca and Henri Rousseau, her paintings appear like mental projections of events dreamed or lived in the past. In the search of meaning, Monique de Roux shapes an interstice in which reality and dreams touch lightly and disclose an intuition of eternity.
Selected recent solo and group exhibitions
2015 Cervantès grabado: idealismo y caballeros andantes, Instituto Cervantes, Beijing
2016 Seres imaginarios, Centro de Arte Moderno, Madrid
2014 Galería Pelayo47, Madrid
2013 Moesta et Errabunda, Galerie Alain Blondel, Paris
Galería José Rincón, Madrid
2007 Inter Art Gallerie Reich., Cologne
2000 Nosotras: Mujeres Grabadoras, Museo del Grabado Espaňol Contemporáneo, Málaga
1998 Autorretrato Colectivo, Museo de Arte Contemporáneo, Madrid
Homenaje a Federico Garcia Lorca, Museo Postal y Telegráfico, Madrid