Emerald Winter Pride Arts Award Finalist Interview – Rosso

An interview

Emerald Winter Pride Art Awards 2016

Hello Rosso,

Congratulations on being one of the Emerald Winter Pride Arts Award finalists!

Tell us a bit about yourself and your work, and what made you apply to the Emerald Life Winter Pride Arts Awards.

I like to describe my paintings as slightly controversial portraits of contemporary society. The human figure and the human condition are always central and I tend to choose characters who are authentic and enigmatic and whose personality has a potential to resonate with feelings, fears and taboos commonly experienced.

Issues surrounding beauty, sexuality, gender and identity are thus at the very core of my art which is why I decided to apply for Winter Pride.

What does the awards brief this year ‘Line of Beauty – exploring sexuality, gender and identity’ mean to you? How do you feel your entry fits with this brief?

Common understanding and representations of beauty, sexuality and gender identity…

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