Art Up Close: Abstract Painting by Josette Urso

On painting directly and urgently from life
February 1, 2021

This is a wonderful and very typical painting by Josette Urso. Josette has her own visual language that is extremely broad, with lots of different words that she mixes up in very surprising ways. 


Josette paints in reaction to her environment, which happens to be an apartment in Brooklyn that overlooks the city and Manhattan. She’s always exposed to the energy and activity of the things below her, which she reflects in her paintings by using a multitude of different strokes and colors. 


Within this painting, she uses linearity, drawing, blobs of paint, and transparencies that all reflect the energy of the city.