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.

Having seen and experienced so much about the human condition during her travels and in her life, her art is about emotions, vulnerability and humanity and every aspect of the visual expression, which involves the human life experience, is attractive and compelling to her.

Abstract is for her a natural language, and 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.

Another medium that Rosanna explores to connect to humanity is drawing portraits, using charcoal, willow charcoal or graphite. Rosanna uses her techniques to create an instant memory: like an old picture, colors fade and the image just keeps the essential. Her portraits show the uniqueness of the human being: they are intentionally realistic with a personal, investigating glance on the subject.