Carlos Rolón/Dzine was born in 1970 in Chicago, IL to a Puerto-‐Rican family. His multi-‐cultural upbringing later influenced his own artistic practice. Rolón studied at Columbia College Chicago with a focus in painting and drawing. In 2006, he received the Joan Mitchell Award for Painting and Sculpture. In 2007, Rolón represented Ukraine in the 52nd Venice Biennale. Recent commissions include Rolls Royce Motor Cars as a part of the company’s innovative arts initiative and the Lincoln Center Vera List Art Project. Rolón’s work reflects a sense of luxury and sophistication. He illuminates how masculinity can become delicate, how the baroque can be minimal. Rolón’s work often addresses his own biography by melding memory and the imaginary with carefully crafted, hybrid works that are playfully situated between the contradictory worlds of conspicuous consumption and urban artifact. The work is at once melancholic, excessive and exuberant, poised somewhere between celebration and regret. For more information click here.