Coming from a poor upbringing in Uruguay, a small country in South America, I relate to poverty and hunger. I was homeless a couple of years ago, and I understand the desperation of being a woman without a roof over your head. This is why I paint images of homeless women in an impressionist abstract manner. I call my process spontaneous realism. My work is about using simple texture, line, color, shape, space, and form to create emotions. These works are a reminder that in a country as large and the United States, many homeless women are treated like street furniture, ignored, and unnoticed.
Golden Luxury Momentis a masterful example of the artist's intuitive and revered abilities as a resin designer. My work on canvas is typical of the urgency of the mark-making, the variance of media and color, and the composition's freneticism. It is exceptional for the vivid gold colors that contrast against the depth of its white background; the composition's completeness using the dynamic phi rectangle armature covers almost every inch of the canvas. In this work, Rossi conflates the quartz clusters with the gold glitter that forms an enduring motif across her output. Golden Luxury Moment is part of my initial body of work. It is currently for sale in support of the Feed Me Project, which raises funds for homeless women and homeless shelters.
Description: PROPERTY OF ARTIST ROSSANA KELTON
Rossana Kelton ‘Rossi’ (B. 1960)
Signed, dated, and titled Golden Luxury Moment, May, Atlanta, 2018 (on the reverse)
Materials: Resin and acrylic on canvas
Dimensions: 16 x 20 in. (41 x 51 cm)
Date: Painted in 2018
Fickle Pickle Show, Roswell, GA, 2018
Collection of Artist, Rossana ‘Rossi’ Kelton, 2020
The condition of this painting is excellent. Paintings are sold in the condition that they are at the time of sale.