Rossina Bossio’s Visceral, Mixed-Media Portraits

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Rossina Bossio, born in Bogota, Colombia, crafts mixed-media portraits that contain symbolic flourishes and abstractions. Although the artist seems to focus primarily on women in her series like “Unidades Disponibles,” she intends to create conversations that explore the broader human condition. Or as her statement maintains, “imagining a utopian world where we will no longer need to talk about gender issues when facing images of women in galleries and museums.”




The artist as shown work at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Taipei, the Grand Palais in Paris, the Saint Claire’s church Museum, and other revered venues. Bossio has also directed multidisciplinary projects with musicians, dancers, and filmmakers. “Strange Correspondence” took paintings from a past series and used them as reference for four soundtracks and four choreographies that became four video projects.




The artist’s statement elaborates on the charge of these works: “Prioritizing both the conceptual and the aesthetical, (she) brings together traditional and new media aiming to close the gap between the two through a representational approach. Searching for a connection between static and moving images, Bossio’s painted characters and spaces come to life through sound and movement on the screen.”

See an example of these videos here.




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