Rossoto, William

  • "Polo Summer" 2010, Mixed media, 24 x 36 inches, Signed
  • "Polo Mist" 2010, Mixed media, 24 x 36 inches
  • "Polo Moonlight" 2010, Mixed media, 24 x 36 inches, Signed
  • "Polo Winter" 2010, Mixed media, 24 x 36 inches, Signed
  • "Polo Science" 2010, Mixed media, 24 x 36 inches, Signed
  • "Polo Fun" 2010, Mixed media, 24 x 36 inches
  • "Nacho Figueras" 2011, Graphite on vellum, 24 x18 inches, Signed
  • "Invisible Rider" 2011, Graphite on vellum, 24 x18 inches, Signed
  • "Spring Halo" 2011, Graphite on arches paper, 8 x 10 inches, Singed
  • "Polo Tension" 2010, Graphite on arches paper, 8 x12 inches, Signed

American Contemporary

A few years ago multi-media artist William Rossoto was introduced to the world of players by way of a friend who wanted a film created about his life in the Polo world. While William filmed numerous Polo events, doing personal interviews with the players, and traveling to many Polo Ranches, William gained a keen interest in the beauty and athleticism of the horses and players. Considered an elite sport by many people and a world not easily accessible, William found the riders to be very humble, kind, and open to conversation.

When the idea of painting Polo horses and players manifested, William searched for a fresh perspective to express his love of horses, the sport, and the players. Mixing traditional and modern elements, his paintings express the strength, athleticism, and beauty of the players and the horses in motion. His vibrant colors, geometric elements, and use of mixed media produces an unusual fusion of figurative and abstract ingredients designed to give the viewer a sense of the exhilaration and power experienced by the Polo players.