I met Rosso in person just a few months ago, although I admire her work since first piece I saw, I would say, a year ago or so.
I think her figurative style mixed with a kind of surreal atmosphere is amazing.
Rosso's paintings are metaphors of contemporary society, born out of a reflection on the irony and conundrums of the human condition. Her canvasses are often populated with a colourful mixture of
carnivalesque characters impersonating feelings, fears, themes and taboos commonly experienced. Drawn from an exciting blend of arcane myths, religious artefacts and fairytales with contemporary
urban folklore, her art engage the viewers in very subjective ways, sometimes confronting or comforting them. Born in Sicily (1978), Rosso moved to London in 2004 to finish her academic
studies in international relations and human rights. She worked in advertising and marketing before starting her artistic path. Primarily self-taught, she trained briefly at the Prince Drawing
School and at LARA (London Atelier of Representational Art) before embarking on a full time professional painting career in 2014. Her painting career is progressing fast and steadily,
having already won the Emerald Winter Pride Arts Award in March 2016 with her genderqueer self-portrait "Madame Moustache".