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.
What detains the eye in Sad Maria is the focal point of the eyes, the pictorial thrust in the eye at the face's left side, and both the right and left cheek. The effect is unity and symmetry. This significance is that it leads to contrast, complexity, and pleasing dissonance.There is motion and wild recorded energy in Sad Maria. The effect is to create tension between the image and the form. The greater significance is that the wild recorded power is much greater than any implied motion. Also,the viewer tends to see a complete figure. The effect is the Gestalt closure principle of the incomplete figure. The greater significance is that it creates complexity and unity. Sad Maria is part of my initial work and of the Feed Me Project to raise funds for homeless women and shelters.
Description: PROPERTY OF ARTIST ROSSANA KELTON
Rossana Kelton 'Rossi' (B. 1960)
Signed, dated, and titled Sad Maria, October, Atlanta, 2020 (on the reverse)
Material: Oil on canvas
Dimensions: 16 x 20 in. (41 x 51 cm)
Date: Painted in 2020
Collection of Artist, Rossana 'Rossi' Kelton, 2020
This painting's condition is excellent. Paintings are sold in the state that they are at the time of sale.