Born in Cape Town, South Africa, Enzo Roff lives and works in the United Kingdom and is currently based in Warwickshire. He trained at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art as a Lighting Designer and extends the knowledge gained from this training to his art practice. He is known for his moving still life video works in ultra-high resolution, which combine careful observation and framing with opulent compositions to produce a subtle yet dramatic trompe l’oeil effect. This effect recurs through his body of work as a kind of signature.
Roff’s inspiration comes from many sources, including Caravaggio, Rembrandt, Hopper and Vilhelm Hammershøi as well as numerous contemporary photographers and film makers. His work has been exhibited on screens, as installation video and as video projection. From June 2019 to March 2020 work by Roff will be on display alongside that of Gordon Cheung and others in a group exhibition of floral art at The Atkinson Museum in Southport, UK. Cross Pollination will combine works from The Atkinson’s collection with works loaned from the Arts Council’s collection.