Kleptomaniac includes a series of paintings that are robbed of their colour by daylight, leaving only a monochrome facade. The backlit works dazzle in darkness, however, the colours more brilliant for their earlier concealment.
Rollof is also exhibiting a series of cardboard signs he bought from homeless people in the neighbourhood north of Los Angeles where he has his studio. Ulf Rollof grew up in comfortable material plenty, yet feels a compulsion to steal things he doesn't need. For the homeless, the situation is reserved.
The show also includes bullet hole paintings, a recurring motif for Rollof in the past decade. This time he fired the bullets through antique overlaid glass, preserved for use in restoring stained-glass windows. The delicate beauty of the bullet hole patterns evokes an unexpected optimism, perhaps even suggesting an aesthetic path of salvation.