South Florida seems to be home to a slew of talented artists. Rosario Psy is no exception, from making her exhibit debut in 2008 to her experience working for Masters Fine Art in Fort Lauderdale.
It all started when Rosario was 13 years old. She spotted some art in her hometown of La Paz (Bolivia), and decided in that moment she had fallen in love. Rosario immediately made a trip to a local store and bought the basics for acrylic painting.
“I just said, ‘okay, I’m gonna do it. And I did,” Rosario told Skinny Buddha.
In her early years, Rosario’s first experience as an artist came from creating travel brochures in La Paz. She later moved to the states to pursue a college education. Rosario attended the Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale where she graduated with a degree in graphic design, which she still offers in addition to her artwork.
Rosario’s work has been featured in a variety of exhibits and galleries, including Jakmel Art Gallery, Grey Area and the Green Room (to name a few).
Being a female in the world of surrealism is “pretty empowering” according to Rosario. She says her goal with art is to convey a higher level of spiritual consciousness through each canvas.
“I like to reflect consciousness in my work,” Rosario said, “People and music are big inspirations for me, as well as Salvador Dali and Frida Kahlo.” Rosario also finds inspiration from Andean culture and bright colors.
Rosario sees herself continuing to mold her craft and eventually ending up with her own, solo exhibit. She is shooting to catch that dream at some point in 2016 Her ideal venue? Wynwood.
- If you could work with any artist, dead or alive, who would you pick?
“Frida Kahlo. She was a great open-minded woman and the first female surrealist in Latin America. She was just very out there and I think it would be fun to share that with her, if I could.”
- If you could be any animal, what would you be?
“I’d be a cheetah. They’re just so powerful and fast.”
- Is there any talent you wish you had?
“I would love to be a dancer or a DJ.”
- What’s your mantra in life?
“Think for yourself and question.”
- If you could give advice to a young aspiring artist, with one sentence, what would it be?
“Take responsibility for your artistic gift and reflect it onto your art just the way your soul envisions it.”