Rosso Emerald Crimson
Rosso is an Italian fine art painter, living and working in London. Her body of work is composed of classical portraiture and more accomplished figurative paintings with a stronger and engaging narrative, mostly developed around certain aspects of the human condition.
Through portraiture and self-portraiture in particular, she explores and addresses feelings and taboos related to gender identity, sexuality, beauty, relationships, motherhood, or the simple politics of the everyday life.
While deeply fascinated by classicism, Rosso attempts to depart from the mere representational approach by introducing elements derived from various sources such as street art, the carnival tradition, and what she describes as ’urban folklore’; a quirky fusion of vintage motifs and contemporary (Western) lifestyle.