Lot 349 - Rosanna Gaddoni - Rainy Day
Mixed Media on Paper
A6 (15x10cm) Original Artwork
Signed on Verso
Rosanna Gaddoni (1972) is an Italian award-winning realist artist. From an early age, art has been her interest and drive and throughout her life, she has always drawn and painted honing her technique through practice and insatiable self-education. In 2010 she moved from Italy and she is now based in the Netherlands, where she currently lives and works.
Her art has been internationally recognized, exhibited, and awarded. Her works have been recently awarded 'Best Drawing' and 'Best Animal and Birds' winner in the PleinAir Salon International Art Competition. She was exhibitor at the prestigious Summer Exhibition 2022 at the Royal Academy of Arts in London. She is a member of The Portrait Society of America and she has been awarded 2nd place in the category – Animals as the subject – in December 2021 in the last yearly Members Only Competition. She won a Finalist award in the Boldbrush Painting Contest in August and in September 2022 three of her works have been selected in the first judging round of the Art Renewal Center 16th Salon.
Gaddoni’s artworks are part of private collections in Italy, the Netherlands, Belgium, Germany, Spain, France, UK, US, Canada, Turkey, Iran. In 2021 she has been invited by the Copelouzos Family Art Museum to participate in the “35×35 art project” and her work is part of the permanent collection of the CFA Museum in Greece. In 2022 she has been invited again by the CFA Museum to join a new art project called 'COV-Art'.
Self Taught practice and studies
2016 Art courses at Gerrit Rietveld Academy and at the Teekenschool van het Rijksmuseum (Amsterdam)
2018 - 2019 Private ateliers - Classical Drawing and Painting lessons
2018 - 2020 Sumi-E Japanese classical ink painting course
Summer Exhibition 2022 - Royal Academy of Arts London
Invited artist for the COV-ART art project 2022 - CFA Museum / Athens Greece
Invited artist for the 35 x 35 art project 2021 - CFA Museum / Athens Greece
Juried International Sumi-E Exhibition Collective 2021 / Tokyo Japan
Selected artist for the juried exhibition HUMAN NATURE 2021 – Colors of Humanity Gallery
Juried International Sumi-E Exhibition Collective 2019 / Tokyo Japan
Winner Finalist Award at August 22 Boldbrush Painting Competition
Semi-Finalist at Art Renewal Center International 16th Salon
Winner Drawing Honorable Mention July 22 PleinAir Salon International Art Contest
Winner "Best drawing" April 22 PleinAir Salon International Art Contest
Winner "Best Animals and Birds" April 22 PleinAir Salon International Art Contest
Winner 2nd place Portrait Society of America – Members Only Competition - Category: Animals as the Subject.
Statement about AOAP Submitted Artwork
I grew up on a small farm in the north of Italy: my house was in the middle of nowhere, surrounded by fields and I can remember them changing colors with the natural cycle of the seasons. In that small corner of Earth, there was nothing, and yet I had everything I needed to feel blissful, I was surrounded by Life in every form. In my work, I still seek that Life’s presence: I want to perceive, explore, and celebrate it as ineffable and precious.
My submitted works are the result of the observation of the world around me, which I attentively approach and never ceases to amaze me.
I drew "Rainy day" because the landscape outside my windows was visually translating my feelings towards what is currently happening in the world. It is a drawing of memory, longing for lost summers and full of nostalgia.
I drew "The Young Robin" because robins are regular visitors in my garden and I enjoyed seeing the young robins changing their feathers' color. They are now ready to face the world with the first gust of wind and unfold their secret geometry in the sky. It is a drawing of hope for the future.
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