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.
Grid Rhythm is a non-representational painting that is experimentation in abstract geometry. The materials used include acrylic paints, Copic markers on stretched cotton canvas.
Grid Rhythm 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 ROSSI KELTON
Rossana Kelton ‘Rossi’ (B. 1960)
Signed, dated, and titled Grid Rhythm, November, Atlanta, 2020 (on the reverse)