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.
In Scared June, I took the emphasis of the painting away as a picture and put emphasis instead on a surface. The negative space is used in a way that affects emphasis, and the negotiation creates a hierarchy. The anthropocentrism of the woman develops a focus on hierarchy. The effect guides the path of the eye toScared of June. The great significance of this is that June has more visual weight and emphasis, while the negative space is the counterpoint. There is equilibrium in the adverse space counterbalance. June gazes into the negative space creating the effect of visual weight. Scared Junesignifies the visual balance that is desired in a design. A portion of Scared June's sale goes to support the Feed Me Project to help homeless women and shelters.
Description: PROPERTY OF ARTIST ROSSANA KELTON
Rossana Kelton 'Rossi' (B. 1960)
Signed, titled, and date Scared June, 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
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