I like to capture the form and vitality
of the colors in my imagination. I work from the vision of my feelings
using quick gestures, turning them into "action poses"
which I can relate to dance movement or emotions gestures.
I find that the medium, oil and acrylic
on canvas lend itself easily to depicting emotional forms and their
movements in space or hearts. I mix them to reach the silhouetted
forms and let them fall in random arrangements until I see interesting
interactions or formations of figures. I take an arrangement and
combine it with any material like decorative papers, metallic films,
fabric to improve the visual emotions and meaning of my work. The
layers of these materials help to create a mood or act as a backdrop.
The result is a one-of-a-kind paint, what I call Mono-Paint
no way to be able to have two of a kind.
By this process I am able to capture
a moment of comedy or irony in human interactions, the beauty and
sublimity of an emotion pose, and sometimes the darker side of the
human psyche. I feel I have glimpsed the human spirit in its different
emotions and stage of our lives.
My intention is to recreate within the small framework, the specific
moment caught by the camera of my memory or my heart. I attempt
to express the personality of the person(s) or myself through vibrant
colors and figures as the body language and the way we are positioned
in relationship to each other and to express the feeling of the
time or era in which we exist with atmosphere and color. I enhance
the image by using my intuitive sense of the scene to imagine the
colors that were there as the photo was snapped, and to bring to
life the black and white image in my mind.
I feel that I am having a conversation with the images as I paint
them. They open up to me as I mix the colors and figures and see
the subtleties of their expressions and bearing. I then try to make
that revelation part of the painting.
I also enjoy spoiling people who requests
custom painting either for their homes or offices, they decide what
and how they need or want and I create a new way to do art; what
I call Open Art where I take their demands(any)
and my style to have just one happy result
- Rossie Paz
* Disclaimer: It is possible that due
to the variables computers programs, the Internet and the quality
of my photos, the colors of my paintings may or may not be exactly
as the original paintings.