Superheavy Nights

Roman Fine Art is pleased to present Superheavy Nights, an exhibition of new paintings by painter and sculptor Jeff Muhs. Muhs’ first solo show at Roman Fine Art includes a selection of works from his ongoing Slipstream series. Muhs’ abstract paintings are pictorial descriptions or interpretations of events and observations. Through his work, Muhs endeavors to examine, challenge and expand our understanding of beauty and our perception of it. Superheavy Nights will continue through Monday, August 2nd.

Like many of the Action and Gesture painters before him, Muhs uses a variety of painting techniques including, but not limited to, dripping, smearing and pouring paint. The backgrounds are typically black paint that is moved around resembling the whiting out of windows during times of construction or closure. This technique is then over-painted by a dense and colorful mass that calls to mind landscape and Color Field elements. When combined, the push and pull of the eye, causes the viewer to slip between the two disparate yet synthesized elements. The black and white swirling masses are grounded by the opaque denseness of the foreground elements. This oscillation between background and foreground allows the viewer to move in and out and through the matrix of paint. The paintings also afford areas where the eye can rest, areas of deep space to float around in, as well as rich islands of color to float upon the work’s surface.

“Over the last 25 years my work has undergone an evolution from its beginnings as literal depictions of the environment, through a journey of synthesis, simplification, and abstraction roughly paralleling the history of twentieth century art. The inspiration is the same, but the works are now contemplations and actualizations of creative and physical forces at work in our experience.” – Jeff Muhs

Art Market Summer Group Show

EXHIBITION: Art Market Summer Group
July 2 – July 30, 2018
OPENING RECEPTION: Friday, July 13, 6-8pm.
LOCATION: 66 Park Place, East Hampton, NY 11937

Roman Fine Art is pleased to announce our new exhibit, Art Market Summer Group. Art Market Summer Group is an annual survey of New Contemporary Art featuring the most provocative new painters, sculptors and photographers working in their respective mediums. Art Market Summer Group opens Monday, July 2nd and the exhibit continues through Monday, July 30th. There will be a cocktail reception for the artists at Roman Fine Art Friday, July 13th, 6-8pm.

Art Market Summer Group embodies Roman Fine Art’s mission to provide an environment in the Hamptons dedicated to recognizing and supporting New Contemporary Art by showcasing the cutting-edge talent newly entering the gallery scene. As always, our Summer Group strives to further advance the dialogue of New Contemporary art movements from around the country with a national roster of relevant new artists. Each year, the eclectic nature and quality of work featured in this special exhibition have made it the “must-see” summer event for savvy Hamptons contemporary art collectors.

As with last year’s edition, Art Market Summer Group expands beyond the gallery walls and into Market Art & Design fair, celebrating its 8th year. This continued partnership with the premier Hamptons art fair allows Roman Fine Art to expand the scope and depth of its program. Market Art & Design opens Thursday, July 5th at 6pm at the Bridgehampton Historical Society in Bridgehampton, NY and continues through Sunday, July 8th.


Ray Caesar is an English artist living and working in Toronto, Canada. Describing his work as “digital surreal”, Caesar merges elements of the decorative and architectural, Art Deco and Victorian visual codes. His portraits of childlike creatures portray elements of the grotesque, however are offset by their fairytale surroundings. His painterly haunting imagery is digitally created using 3D modelling software.

Tim Conlon an American artist lives and works between Los Angeles and Washington. Conlon is best known for large- scale murals, graffiti, particularly freight train graffiti. Conlon takes inspiration from the logos, typography, and color schemes of old freight trains.

Michael Dweck is a photographer from Long Island, New York. Known for his photographs of the body situated in the local environments of the Hamptons area, his is an American version of the Arcadian vision. Blending nostalgia, fantasy, and documentation the photographs present a compelling portrait of a place in time and a way of life at once fading and being reinvented with each new season.

The Kaplan Twins Identical twin artists who work as a collaborative team. Celebrated for their nude depictions of personalities like Kim Kardashian West, Emily Ratajkowski and Amber Rose, The Kaplan Twins’ latest paintings continue to utilize the quirky, ridiculous and engrossing culture of internet fame while exploring new modes of communication, and the resulting evolution of language and symbolism.

Reisha Perlmutter is a Brooklyn-based painter interested in how water and light blur the separation between body and nature in her imagery. Drawn to the organic nature of oil paint, Perlmutter explores the way it bleeds, glows, moves, and transforms over time.

Dalton Portella is an interdisciplinary artist, musician and surfer. Portella cage dives with sharks in Montauk to capture his source photographs for his stunning watercolor paintings of the deadly creatures.

Dean West is an Australian Photographer who lives in New York. His complex imagery blends several ideas seamlessly into one image, often leaving the viewer with an unsettling feeling. He is best known for his intricate and highly staged photographs that take everyday occurrences beyond the realm of natural reality.

Stephen Wilson is a conceptual artist whose background in fashion and home design honed his embroidery-digitizing mastery and creative expertise. In his fine arts practice, Stephen is deeply interested in the intersection of traditional craft and contemporary culture. His work reflects high fashion influences, traditional craft and quilting techniques, and a pop-culture aesthetic.

Spring Group

Roman Fine Art is pleased to present our first annual Spring group exhibition.  This exhibit will feature painting, photography and mixed media works by ten contemporary artists working in a variety of media and genres.

This diverse exhibition includes many subgenres within Contemporary art including street art, figural, conceptual, abstract, sociopolitical and landscape.  The eclectic nature of this group show is intended to reflect the diverse program regularly offered at Roman Fine Art.  In addition to offering works by Ivan Alifan, Ray Caesar, Michele Dragonetti,  Michael Dweck, Lizzie Gill, Grant Haffner, Sarah Slappey, SWOON and Dean West, this year’s Spring group introduces our clientele to painter Jeff Muhs.