Description: PROPERTY OF ARTIST ROSSANA KELTON
Rossana Kelton ‘Rossi’ (B. 1960)
Signed, titled and date ‘Fjords’, July, Atlanta, 2018 (on the reverse)
Resin and acrylic on canvas
16 x 20 in. (41 x 51 cm)
Painted in 2018
Fickle Pickle Show, Roswell, GA, 2018
Collection of Artist, Rossana ‘Rossi’ Kelton, 2018
The condition of this painting can vary widely and the nature of the paint sold means that they are unlikely to be in perfect condition. Paintings are sold in the condition that they are at the time of sale.
Essay: A masterful fusion of sculpture and painting, Rossi’s monumental Fjords is a superb example of the artist’s iconic resin and gems paintings. Drawing on works by modern masters, Rossi created a visual lexicon that has come to define her work. The present work articulates the use of quartz gems of various colours which in turn become form, defying the traditional representational role of pigment. Unbound by the constrains posed by objective representation, Rossi’s work unifies figure and rock into one entity. The decisive point in Rossi’s development was reached when she abandoned the traditional dynamic of painting’s organization, when form emancipated itself from its customary canvas support, so that it could from then on lead an independent existence in the visual world.