About

Rosanna Gaddoni

Visual Artist

Rosanna is a painter and drawing artist. Born in 1972, she was raised in a small village closed to Ravenna, in Italy, and since 2010, she has been travelling and living in different countries and continents. She is currently based in Helmond in the Netherlands.

Rosanna has been drawing and painting as self-taught since youth. After the orientation year at the Gerrit Rietveld Academy and technique workshops at the Teekenschool in Amsterdam, she started her path as a professional artist. In 2020 she has completed the her education as instructor for Sumi-E Japanese brush painting.

Having seen and experienced so much about the human condition during her travels and in her life, her art is about exploring humanity and the mystery that the human condition carries. Humans are full of questions and doubts about their destiny and life, and tend naturally to a transcendent dimension, to get an answer. Rosanna’s art wants to be the boat that transports the soul into the world of symbols and human mystery, as art is first of all symbolic and relates its meaning to the invisible world.

Abstract is the essence of symbolic art for Rosanna and it is for her a natural language: more than words it can reveal and shape her thoughts, feelings and intentions. In the abstraction, the vibrations of colors are tuned to a deeper level in connection to her inner emotions and to the viewer’s ones. That vibrations speak a silent message, that only the unconscious can detect.

Another medium that Rosanna explores to connect to humanity is drawing and exploring the human face with portraits and other symbolic images, related to the portrait art. She uses charcoal, willow charcoal or graphite and her technique is aimed to create an instant memory: like an old picture, colors fade and the image just keeps the essential. We are first of all our face and our expressions, which betray our essence on the visible world. Rosanna wants to approach that essence and feel, express and celebrate the human journey enclosed in it.

Rosanna’s artworks are part of private collections in various countries of Europe, US, Canada, Turkey, Iran.

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Exhibitions

2020

– Coming: Solo Exhibition – Perron 15 Aarle-Rixtel Netherlands Dec 2020

– (Postponed to 2021) Coming: June
International Sumi-E Association Exhibition – Tokyo Japan

9 February – 1 March / “‘T HUIS VAN LIEFHEBBER” Collective exhibition in memory of Tinus Derks – Cacaofabriek Helmond The Netherlands

22 Dec 19 – 5 January / “INCONTRI” Collective exhibition – Terranuova Bracciolini Italy

2019

International Sumi-E Exhibition – June 2019 – Tokyo Japan

“She is art” Collective at Roccartgallery, Florence (26 February – 31 March 2019)

“Tra figurativo e informale” Collective at Galleria Merlino, Florence (8-18 March 2019)

“Bianco & Nero” Collective at Roccartgallery, Florence (19 January – 9 February 2019)

2018

Collective at De Groene Panter, Helmond (29 july – 29 august 2018)

Collective at the Gemeentehuis Deurne (NL)
(6 april – 18 may 2018)

Solo (portraits) at Kwebbeltje Helmond (8 february 2018)