David Rosetzky works predominantly in video and photographic formats, creating scenarios in which human behaviour, identity, subjectivity, contemporary culture and community come under intimate observation. Rosetzky enlists portraiture to explore the relationships between interiority and exteriority, reality and fantasy, authenticity and artificiality. Technically and aesthetically precise, Rosetzky’s work is stylised, moody and strikingly beautiful, and resembles the idealised images found in high-end advertising and screen culture.
Select solo exhibitions: Composite Images, Sutton Gallery, Melbourne, 2018; David Rosetzky Photographs, Ten Cubed Collection, Melbourne, 2017; Composite Portraits and Recent Photographic Work, Turner Galleries, Perth, 2016; True Self: David Rosetzky Selected Works, Devonport Regional Gallery, Devonport, 2015; Gaps, Australian Centre of the Moving Image, Melbourne, 2014; True Self: David Rosetzky: Selected Works, Centre for Contemporary Photography, Melbourne and touring nationally, 2013-15; How to Feel, The Common Guild, Glasgow and ACCA, Melbourne, 2011, Nothing Like This, Art Gallery of Ballarat, Ballarat, 2011.
Select group exhibitions: In Between: Notions of transition and the intermediate, Margaret Lawrence Gallery, Melbourne, 2018; Conscious Process, Artbank, Sydney, 2018; The Shape of Things to Come, Buxton Contemporary, Melbourne, 2018; An unorthodox flow of images, Centre for Contemporary Photography, Melbourne, 2017; The William and Winifred Bowness Photography Prize, Monash Gallery of Art, Melbourne, 2017; Contemporary Photography, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, 2017; Versus Rodin: Bodies across space and time, Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide, 2017; Light Moves, Contemporary Australian Video Art, National Gallery of Australia, Canberra and RMIT Gallery, Melbourne, 2016; 24 Frames per Second, Carriageworks, Sydney, 2015; So Long as You Move, Ark Galerie, Yogyakarta, 2014.
Over the last decade... [Rosetzky] has quickly and quietly amassed one of the most coherent, nuanced and interpretatively resonant bodies of work in the country. Single- minded and singular in approach, the hallmark of his practice is an intensely self-aware contemporary emotional mannerism.Robert Cook, 2007