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Rossina Bossio

Rossina Bossio

Rossina Bossio is a multidisciplinary artist from Bogota, Colombia. She studied Visual Arts at Pontificia Universidad Javeriana in her hometown and Fine Arts at L’École des Beaux-Arts in Rennes, France. Her work, which ranges from painting and drawing to video, has been exhibited at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Taipei (MoCA), The Imperial City Art Museum in Beijing (BAMOIC); the Grand Palais in Paris; the Tribeca Cinemas in New York; and the Museo Santa Clara in Bogota, among others.

Bossio’s multidisciplinary practice brings together traditional and new media, aiming to close the gap between the two through a representational approach. Prioritizing both the conceptual and the aesthetical, her work has evolved around the human figure. Her portraits are complex, ambiguous, and reflect an endless quest around the paradoxes of the human condition. The beauty of her subjects –mainly women– is not complacent or sweet: it is visceral and ambiguous; it is the kind of beauty that confronts the viewer while subverting taboos and stereotypes.

For her multimedia projects, the artist has directed, collaborated and worked alongside international artists in the fields of music, dance, film, photography and costume design. The desire to combine her paintings with other artistic forms is rooted in her strong belief that art should be corporeal. She seeks to surround the viewer from all possible angles, with static and moving images as well as music and enveloping atmospheres, in order to facilitate a highly emotional and aesthetical experience.

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