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Visual artist. Born in Bogotá, Colombia. Currently living in Rennes, France.
Contact me for fine art commissions and purchases, inquiries, features...or just to say hi :)
Every image on this page is my work and coyrighted. Please don't steal.
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Kirsty Mitchell says:
"A young, thrilling, raw and uncompromised talent. I love this girl for everything she stands for… her incredible work, her vigour, her integrity as an artist, and her strength and beauty as an independent woman. I stumbled across her work and immediately feel in love with her painting. I began with buying one of her prints, and have since leapt feet first into a personal commission. Her personality and intelligence only boost the pleasure of watching her work develop…….. she truly is one of the most talented women I have ever come across, and I hope to maintain our links for many years to come. Take time with this stream, don’t pay a fleeting visit, and add a few pinks stars, You would be missing the point of what Rossina’s art is all about. Bravo girl, you ROCK ! XXXXXXXX"
June 4th, 2009
(deaf mute) says:
"A supreme talent operating on a higher level than just about everyone else on this site."
June 3rd, 2009
Haggis Chick says:
"I'm not quite sure what to say about Rossina's work apart from WOW!
Her photography is damn awesome as are her paintings. In fact I can't decide which I like best her paintings or her photography. When I view her photographs I'm left wondering what goes on inside her head and what is the image trying to tell me. Her paintings leave me gasping for breath and make me want to have a huge one on my wall! So lady when I'm loaded I'll buy one ;-)
For now I will continue to enjoy your stream, your personality and your awesome talent x"
March 16th, 2009
"Rossina is a very accomplished painter, precocious with a fantastic eye for detail. She captures "moments" and their dramatic realisation, distanced yet captured by perception, and all their subjective and objective inflections. Technically speaking, Rossina mixes Modernist sensibilities within a Post Modern context. However, her work defies categorisation (as all good art does) and, ultimately expresses, sometimes theatrically, young girls' relationships with themselves and with their families or other people.
One is reminded of Munch, Surrealistic sensibilities and a plethora of artists that have depicted young women as "life-givers" and "life creators", and their journey into womanhood.
Rossina's goal, it seems, is to champion the young womans' point of view; a young woman's unique experience of womanhood and the way this shapes her perception of self and reality. This point of view runs against Western society, that reduces women and feminine values (in both women and men) to a secondary status. Rossina captures wisdom via naivety, as exemplified the film "Pan's Labyrinth", perhaps in "Alice in Wonderland" and a multitude of other art works, films and books.
What is particularly special about Rossina's work, is not just her outstanding talent for painting, but the bravery of her conceptual commentary. Particularly in an age where technology, science, capitalism and other male/objective activities and theories are considered primary. Women are reduced in status and are expected to comply to a masculinised Western society, which we can witness through the increasing androgeny in men and women and the break down of long-term marraige and the "nuclear family".
Rossina reminds us that the feminine is vital and of great importance and should sit side by side with the masculine, to balance our Western societies. The artistic, intuitive, the healing and nurturing sides of human beings and the spiritual, compassionate and charitable are as important as the objective, rational, measurable and as important as the market-place and its values.
Rossina's intelligence seems to have lead her to the conclusion that the innocence of youth is the best way to inform societies of the importance of women and the feminine. Indeed, the naivety and energy of youth can lead all of us to rethink our strategies and gives to us an "unaffected" common sense, that can be impractical but, at times more mature than adults' ideas.
A gifted visionary and artist.
February 14th, 2009
"I'm not one for writing testimonials...but I couldn't help but write one for Rossina. Rossina's work floors me. Her photography as well as her paintings. Her paintings are what I found on flickr first and I dream of the day I'll have one of her paintings hanging on my wall. I am lucky to already be obtaining one of her amazing photos. Rossina is an artist to be aware of and watch. She already does great things, it is now just a matter of sitting back and watching the public become aware of her and watching her grow as an artist."
February 11th, 2009
hans j. knospe says:
you are challenging (you are a challenger) in many ways - and right now - for example - to write a different kind of testimonial from the words I send you before after your expressions "my head is a big mess..." or "afraid to post" or "feeling depressed" etc.???
I believe it, but I don´believe it, because these two sides are YOU - and make and show your personality, your quality, your insecurity and your selfconfidence, your talent and your challenge for yourself and for others, your risk and openmindness, your progress and growing process, your devotion for art as reflection of your inner world of ups and downs... and last but not least you are proving to be a treasure and so special in, for and beyond the flickr. world!
if you like - this is a testimonial - you want it for your flickr. profil??
here it is!
if you feel depressed in between - let it come and - go... through thinking of good friends (just take Kirsty Mitchell for example as I can see in her comments to you!) somewhere in the world, imagine of a good coffee-shop in Columbia (I am sure Paris has one in or besides its many museums?!) and enjoying the different sun and light of the South, touching a book you like, your boyfriend you love, going for a walk or a good movie, listen to the music you love from traditional latin-american to the great Chavela Vargas, Mercedes Sosa, Violetta Para - the blues of John Lee Hooker up to the 9. symphonie of Beethoven - and feeling and thinking of and about biographies of Egon Schiele, Paul Klee, Camille Claudel, Frida Kahlo and many others who suffered a lot and had no (small) chance to find solution... sometimes praying helps in your own way, style and words or in words and writings of a prophet you like... "work, especially when performed in the spirit of service, is according to Bahá'u'lláh a form of worship" - so from that point of view you´ve prayed a lot already - don´t worry to much - the results will come - its already there - inside of you - just be aware.
best wishes and love
Ps. you remember the image of the young girl of Hawaii on the chair -loocking sad, serious or indifferent?
I`ve found one portrait in my archives where she shows her beautiful smile one minute later - I will put it in my photosteam for you and here - if possible:
"Res severa est verum gaudium"
(engraved in the wall of the Leipzig's Gewandhaus / music hall)
True joy is a serious thing (matter).
…could also be translated: A serious thing creates true joy.
One more coincidence: I´ve found this quote few minutes ago(!) and thought: WOW - that fits to our mutual understandings in many ways -so I give it to you - you give it to me - that counts naturally between friends, artists and human beings - hopefully and I believe it more and more - it works and it will come:
"Res severa est verum gaudium"
(engraved in the wall of the Leipzig's Gewandhaus / music hall)
"True joy is a serious thing (matter)"
…could also be translated: A serious thing creates true joy.
...and with Nietzsche (to me one of the greatest , who suffered most - relative of course): "...all joy needs eternity."
And Walt Whitman, author of the most beautiful: "Leaves of Grass" said: "I contradict myself, so what - I contradict myself"
Congratulation - and thank you for sharing this "transition period into eternity" in your very own way!"
February 2nd, 2009
"You have done the most important thing in becoming an artist. You have dedicated yourself to it.
There are many talented and intelligent people out there. it is a big world. But the truly successful (and I think you know I don't mean financially) artists are those who put their life into it.
I graduated from art school. I have taught at art school. I have taught children art. I have worked with artists all of my career. I will tell you without hesitation that you are a rare talent. You have vision, intellect, craftsmanship, and an uncanny eye for beauty.
Do you make mistakes? Yes. Are you perfect? No. Have you really found yourself yet? Of course not. You are on a wonderful adventure, Rossina. One that is just beginning.
More importantly, you possess the desire to get better, to improve and to learn. I have witnessed some very talented people flame out, because they thought that they were good enough already. Don't ever do that to yourself.
One thing that I have learned is that the more you know, the more you realize you have a lot more to learn still. As I get wiser, I feel more ignorant. Ironic, isn't it?
If you ever start feeling like you are too cynical, take a moment and visit a three year old child. Spend a week with her. Try to see the world from her point of view. I promise you will learn a lot. One day, I was taking a little girl for a walk. She liked to collect sticks off of the ground. It was a Winter day, so there were no leaves in the trees. She happened to look up and stopped suddenly. She froze there. For a moment, neither of us said a thing. Then she looked at me and said slowly and with wonder, "There are sticks in the trees."
She discovered something. It occurred to me that she never knew where sticks came from. They were just there on the ground, waiting to be collected. In that moment, she discovered something so new, yet so simple. It reminded me to never lose that sense of wonder for simple things; Things that you have yet to discover.
From your sincere responses to others, I feel you have that sense of wonder. I love that you are open to different points of view, even if they clash with your own.
Rossina, I wish you best of luck and many years of creating art."
January 21st, 2009
Lewis Bullock says:
"I find your skill truely staggering. That you can design, photograph and paint so masterly is such an absorbing thing to witness. I don't think I know anyone alive that is so varied in their applied practice that every new picture or piece you upload truely is an excitement. It's wonderful.
January 11th, 2009
"Technically impeccable, creatively unique, inspiring, intelligent and touching work, capable of making you think while unleashing all sorts of complex feelings, Rossina's art enhances the concealed beauty of disaster and the grotesque farce in perfection. She is probably the best female young artist in Flickr, although her work might result too challenging for some. But that's the paradox of being a genius creative mind, and I'm sure she'll earn the attention she deserves more sooner than later."
December 28th, 2008
Jesse Draper says:
"It's so wonderful to see such a talented painter/photographer like Rossina. Her work both painted and photographed is superb."
October 21st, 2008
"No se como no te habia escrito un testimonio antes, tu trabajo es sin duda inspirador, muy femenino, muy bien creado, muy bien trabajo y muy fuerte tambien. Una artista que vale la pena conocer de todas maneras.
Felicitaciones por tu trabajo y gracias por tu amabilidad y simpatia.
October 28th, 2008
"Los trazos de sus pinturas, me recuerdan a cicatrices que encierran historias,una dentro de otra.
Pincelada tras pincelada."
October 15th, 2008
"Rossina is the prototype of the artist of our time. I'm stunned with this last project where you can find different techniques combined with enlightening reflections and interesting texts. I think the idea of inviting people to speak about their own dissertations, by complementing images with literary fragments, fits surprisingly well into the needs and tendencies of art nowadays. Rossina is one of the best emerging artists in Flickr, and I really think she deserves much more attention than what she's currently getting. But I guess that kind of things take time.
I'm so happy I ran into you."
September 29th, 2008
September 21st, 2008
! Siu says:
"Voy a volver a escribir el testimonio. Me parece impresionante ver la evolucion de tu trabajo, no lo vi desde el principio pero si desde hace un buen tiempo y puedo ver como cambia en espiral acencendente."
August 29th, 2008
"...two words to describe her artistic skillsss.... AMAZING AMAZING..."
June 13th, 2008
"Rossina’s work is fantastic. I love her concepts, their very unusual and individual. Rossina, i find your work very inspiring, keep the fantastic work coming
January 12th, 2008
"What a talented artist!!! Rossina’s work is awe-inspiring and extremely unique. When first stumbling across her Flickr, her Photography caught my attention within an instant. The more I ventured into her world the more I fell in love with ALL of her work, ranging from photography to painting. Her work captures one in such a unique way, and does not let go for a very, very long time. A true artist!"
August 23rd, 2007
Innita para No says:
En la obra plástica de Rossina Bossio, los trazos caen al lienzo cubriendo las mudas cicatrices de todas aquellas mujeres que temen hablar. Su obra es fuerte y sutil, como si Marguerite Yourcenar hablara elegantemente de sus menstruaciones al final de una cena de reunión familiar y algunos tuvieran la osadía de levantarse de la mesa, pues algo poético dejan sus palabras que acompañan el postre.
Textura y texto se despliegan ante el público a manera de cómplices enredaderas que van ahorcando las paredes y murallas de la hipocresía medieval que aún se vive en nuestra civilización. No hay subtexto, no hay sub-textura, todo se evidencia y ya es decisión del público si prefiere apartar la mirada, si prefieren levantarse de la mesa. Y claro, parte del público siempre se levantará de la mesa. La reacción del público a la obra de Rossina me sacudió involuntariamente, me sirvió de termómetro: entre más público emprenda la huída, más siglos atrás nos encontraremos de nosotros mismos. Hay algo epistolar en lo que me atrevería llamar el matiz agnóstico de su obra. Las epístolas que envió Rossina en un su fotográfica serie virginal de Internet tuvieron que ser guardadas ante el susto de la doble moral feligresa. Y hablo a nivel internacional, según me comentó ella misma, no fue una indignación local, no fue otra callada anécdota más del país del sagrado corazón. Esto mismo hace que la obra de Rossina sea urgente, universal y necesitada. Es también la paliativa incomodidad de verse retratado, es terapia para nuestra sociedad enferma.
En su reciente exposición “Land-Escape”, decapitó con similar cariño, pero con diferente objetivo, tanto a familiares como a académicos, sin dejar de esparcirle “dulces dulces” sobre las amargas caras que empotra en las paredes: algunos de sus retratos sombríos contienen simultánea y cromáticamente la calidez del perdón después de la denuncia. Sí, estamos en una sociedad medieval, corre sangre en los bosques, y Rossina, a su manera, sabe que empalar cabezas en los pórticos de galerías digitales y reales es su cruzada íntima, sin banderas ni bandos. Pero no hay sangre en sus cuadros, la hemorragia es interna, y aún así, sus cuadros chorrean pequeñas nostalgias en las miradas de humanos que parecen llorar desde sus frentes, desde sus pensamientos guardados que los averguenzan.
August 1st, 2007
"You can tell when you look at Rossina's photographs that she's an artist. It's not until you look through her paintings and other artwork that you realize she's an artist far beyond her 21 years. Her work has maturity, wisdom, humour, self-depracation, passion, and so much more... sit up and take note!"
July 30th, 2007
"Las pinturas y fotografias de Rossina Bossio hablan por si solas, hay una identidad.. cosa por la cual me gusta mucho el trabajo que hace. Ah por cierto, espero que me pinte algun día jajaj :D"
April 20th, 2007
F R E I G E I S T says:
"Rossina is simply a extraordinary, phenomenal, skillful virtuoso!"
April 9th, 2007
Anna di Prospero says:
"..eclectic..original..hilarious...I can find too many adjectives to describe this girl!She has a great personality and talent.
*I love your photos*"
January 13th, 2007
"ROSSINABOSSIOB s portrait paintings are powerful. her colors digs into my bones. not only that, she takes amazing conceptual emotive pictures as well. surely a must see flickr page."
December 20th, 2006
Federica Erra says:
"una vera artista,nient'altro da aggiungere!
amo le sue foto!!!"
December 16th, 2006
identity traveler says:
"Rossina relates a message of truth through her work. Her subjects come through with full blown expression, not only seen but felt. This is the kind of work that you feel in your heart. It's the kind that makes you smile, cry, laugh, think, wish & wonder. Amoungst all that I cherish in the arts Rossina i @ the top."
December 13th, 2006
"Sheer beauty to the bone. A true artist."
December 11th, 2006
"she has her very own unique and original style.
her painting, her photos just have that kind of power that make you feel something deeply in you. with her oxtraodinary point of view she brings us a world she sees, feels and creats.the truth, the lies, the dreams, the reality."
December 1st, 2006
"Rossina Bossio is a superb artist. Her main theme in photography is her magnificent expressive portraits. She sometimes works with analogue photography, which in my opinion is where she expresses herself on an entire new level. She takes you on a journey of discovery into her mind; where she reveals her deepest thoughts which always leave me breathless.
I thank you Rossina, for sharing your creations with us all."
November 4th, 2006
Lara Swift says:
"There is something about Rossina's art that is so piercing right into my heart. Open your eyes for beautiful thiefs, murderers and liars. And something mysterious in life that she captures."
October 28th, 2006
Domenico Foschi says:
"Rossina's work is strong but at the same time delicate, personal, humorous and elegant.
And I LOVE the "critics critique".
Between critics and Gallerists I don't know who's the worst.
Thank you Rossina, I hope to meet you sometime."
September 30th, 2006
- Rossina Bossio Bossa
- January 2006
- Rennes, France
- I am:
- Female and Taken