My name is Francisca Rosner and I am an artist living in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. I have studied at the Gerrit Rietveld Academie, academy for photography, in Amsterdam and at the Pratt Institute en Cooper Union, school of arts, in New York. A long time ago I started my college career at a Fashion Institute. After that I went on to study and work as a fashion photographer. My experience in that field and the mental imagery I’ve gathered have culminated in a career in painting. The source materials which I’ve used and studied so carefully such as fashion spreads, snapshots and advertisements may originate from commissions or from my own initiative. It doesn’t really matter: once I’ve painted and therefore assimilated the image, it becomes mine. I see my paintings as a means of communication which conveys actual or historical phenomena. The paintings must have a radiance of ‘joie de vivre’ and show the physicality and working process in the painting. Pieces of fabric, leather or thread are applied to the canvas to add to the objectification of the subject. This will trigger the viewer to reflect upon similar imagery they come across every day in magazines or on the internet. That’s why I choose to work with specific colors and a specific palette. I like to study my topics very carefully and they keep me occupied for some time before they start to take shape. Additions, omissions or suspensions in my work through reflection might result out of that.
This is where I live and work