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Artist: Rozanne Hermelyn Di Silvestro

Private Revolution 2
Title: Private Revolution 2
Description: Monotype, oil
Media: Printmaking
Size: 24 x 33
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Contact Rozanne Hermelyn Di Silvestro

Website: www.hermelyn.com

Email: art@hermelyn.com

2019  Showings


wheelchair accessible

May 4 - 5 , Site: 1
Peninsula Museum of Art/ Museum Studios

1777 California Drive
Burlingame, CA 94010


 

May 11 - 12 , Site: 471
1000 Loyola Drive
Los Altos, CA 94024


 

About Rozanne Hermelyn Di Silvestro

Rozanne is a SF Bay Area based visual artist working in the medium of printmaking and painting. Since she can remember, Rozanne has painted, drawn and followed her passion for the arts. Growing up in Los Angeles, she attended UCLA and Art Center College of Design, receiving a BA in design and BFA in graphic and package design with distinction. Rozanne 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 years of a successful design business, Rozanne transitioned and focused full-time on her fine art. Her artwork was awarded Best of Show in the Yosemite Renaissance XXIII 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 work was also selected into the permanent collection of the Library of Congress, Charles Krause Reporting Fine Art in Washington D.C. and Bank Street Arts Gallery in the U.K.

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. Through an exploration of 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. 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. It challenges me to see, feel and expose my subject as well as myself.

Monotypes are limited to an edition of one and straddle the fields of printmaking and painting. The technique allows my work to transform by freeing my mark making to endless exploration and possibilities of abstraction. 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.