Marcy Grosso’s life and art embody the bridging of traditional Cuban culture and modern American dynamism: Literate in the romantic Spanish sentiments of the past, yet comfortably situated in the unaccented English currents of contemporary Miami.
Subtly influenced by impressionist masters Paul Cezanne and Vincent Van Gogh, Grosso lets her creativity flow untethered. She works solely on black canvases, giving her paintings; lush with fiery reds, browns, and ochres, offset by explosions of whites, blues, greens and yellows; a deeply compelling richness and personality. She never uses prior tracing or penciling & directly channels her emotions. Even as she begins a painting, she’s never quite sure precisely what form the final image will take until it leaps forth from the canvas.