R. Hermelyn Di Silvestro
Rozanne is a SF Bay Area based visual artist working in the mediums of printmaking and painting. Since she can remember, she has painted, drawn and followed her passion for the arts. Growing up in Los Angeles, Rozanne attended UCLA and Art Center College of Design, receiving a BA in design and BFA in graphic and package design with distinction. She moved to San Francisco to begin her career and within 5 years became owner of Arc & Line Communications and taught classes at the Academy of Art University. After twenty plus years of a successful design business, Rozanne transitioned and focused full-time on her fine art. Her art has been awarded Best of Show in the Yosemite Renaissance exhibit, Best of Show in Politics (Not) as Usual exhibit, 1st and 3rd place in the Pacific Prints exhibits, and 1st place in the Beyond Cancer exhibit. Rozanne’s art has also been selected into the permanent collection of the Library of Congress and for inclusion in many national exhibits juried by curators from the National Gallery of Art, LA County Museum, Janet Turner Museum, Los Gatos Museum and Triton Museum.
Waiting for the Water to Rise
The power of the visual message has always intrigued me. My art communicates something of the human experience while inviting the viewer to start a conversation. I am interested in exposing the connections and struggles between self, society, and nature. In my work, through powerful and quiet gestural marks, the human form reveals itself amid the abstract to express a visceral link. This potential inspires my romance with monotype printmaking.
Monotypes are limited to an edition of one and straddle the fields of printmaking and painting. The technique allows my art to transform by freeing my mark making to endless exploration and possibilities of abstraction. Each movement and emotion of every mark I make is recorded so there is no hiding once I start. The uncomfortable space is enlightening and very addicting. I draw and paint freely on a smooth plate by adding and subtracting oil inks and then printing the image onto damp paper using an etching press.
Trapped in Motion
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