Rohan Schwartz (b. Darlinghurst, 1986) is a Naarm/Melbourne-based multidisciplinary artist whose practice encompasses painting, drawing, sculpture, installation, writing, photography, and video. Drawing obliquely on his Ashkenazi Jewish and Gujarati heritage, Schwartz’s artworks unveil the hidden intricacies of overlooked nuances in our seemingly mundane everyday existence. With a playful yet fervently transfixed pursuit, he immerses himself in the profound complexities inherent in each moment, uncovering radical abstractions woven into the fabric of life. Through attuning to these subtle realms of perception, he translates his experiences into artworks that capture fleeting glimpses of the profound and transient nature of existence.
Schwartz earned a Bachelor of Fine Art with Honours from the Victorian College of the Arts in 2009, and a Graduate Diploma of Education from the University of Melbourne in 2017. He has exhibited at spaces including West Space, TCB art inc., Substation and the National Gallery of Victoria. He worked as part of the collaboration Normal Gallery, whose projects were undertaken in Australia, China and North Korea. He has previously served as a Board Member at Seventh Gallery, and a Councillor for Art Education Victoria.