Passion Fruit

Passion Fruit by Luis Ruocco

Passion Fruit
by Luis Ruocco
© Luis Ruocco

Luis Ruocco (b.1974) is an Italian art teacher living and working in London. Her portraits and short films have been seen in solo exhibitions in Naples and London and in group exhibitions including the Chelsea Art Society Annual Open Art Exhibition (2015–7).

The portrait is of Samila, the mother of a friend of the artist’s daughter. She agreed to sit for her portrait and the session lasted about 90 minutes. Ruocco had always had the impression that despite her calm and orderly exterior that communicates strength to the outside world, Samilia’s interior life is complex and vibrant, as she says: ‘like a passion fruit’.

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