Indira Cesarine "Eve and the Rock"
Indira Cesarine "Eve and the Rock" 2019
Photography, Archival Ink on Metallic Paper, Matted and Framed
16 x 12in (Limited Edition of 6) Framed 21 x 17in, 16 x 20 (Limited Edition of 6) Framed 20 x 28in
Signed on verso, includes certificate of authenticity.
Also available unframed, image printed with 2 inch white border
Indira Cesarine is a multidisciplinary artist who works with photography, video, painting, printmaking, and sculpture. Born in Sioux City, Iowa, Cesarine discovered her passion for art at a young age and pursued an education from the age of 13 studying abroad in Paris, France, in New York at Parson's School of Design, as well as at Choate Rosemary Hall in Connecticut. Cesarine had her first solo show at the age of sixteen at Paul Mellon Arts Center. She began working as a photographer from the age of seventeen, shooting for top modeling agencies Elite, Ford, and IMG Models while she finished her degree. Upon graduation from Columbia University, where she completed a triple major in Art History, French, and Women’s Studies, she continued her career in London where she was awarded photography commissions by Vogue, GQ, Harper’s Bazaar, and many other international titles while still in her early twenties. Her work as an artist has been featured internationally at many art galleries, museums, and art fairs, including The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Hudson Valley MOCA, The Watermill Center, Mattatuck Museum, Albany Institute, CICA Museum, Smack Mellon, San Luis Obispo Museum of Art, French Embassy Cultural Center, Art Basel Miami, SCOPE Art Fair, Norwood Arts Club, Cannes Film Festival, and SPRING/BREAK Art Show to name a few.
In 2014, her first public art sculpture, "The Egg of Light," was exhibited at Rockefeller Center as part of the Fabergé Big Egg Hunt. Cesarine’s artwork has been auctioned in a number of celebrated fundraising benefits including Sotheby’s New York “Take Home A Nude”, ARTWALK NY benefiting the Coalition for the Homeless, and Gabrielle's Angel Foundation for Cancer Research, among many others. Her artwork and exhibitions have been featured internationally in numerous publications including The New York Times, American Vogue, Vogue Italia, Forbes, Newsweek, W Magazine, Harper’s Bazaar, i-D, Dazed, New York Magazine, and The Huffington Post. Aside from her work as an artist, she is the founder and editor-in-chief of The Untitled Magazine, founder of Art4Equality, an initiative supporting equality in the arts, as well as founder of The Untitled Space art gallery. Cesarine explores her creative vision as an artist vis-à-vis traditional and new mediums and finds strength in examining new ideas in contemporary culture. Empowering feminist themes are often a point of departure for her artwork, which is influenced by autobiographical content, her Latinx heritage, and women’s history. She currently lives and works in Tribeca, New York.
The “EDEN” series is inspired by the story of the Garden of Eden, and the first woman according to the Bible, Eve. The artwork of the series premiered in a special project titled, “EDEN” at SPRING/BREAK Art Show in March, 2019 at The UN Plaza in New York City, presented by Indira Cesarine. “I was inspired to create an exhibition that investigates the history, symbolism, and cultural impact of the Garden of Eden from a feminist perspective. For the exhibition at SPRING/BREAK Art Show I created a garden, with grass, trees, and flowers, ripe with conceptual works that explore the myth of Eden, the roles of Adam and Eve, and the concept of original sin.” For the exhibition Cesarine created several series in a number of mediums, including glass, steel and 3-D printed sculptures, paintings, intaglio etchings, photogravures, as well her photographic series “EVE’S STORY”.
“I photographed this series upstate, in an untouched natural environment, an Eden on earth. The beauty of the Garden of Eden has been romanticized throughout the canon of art history. I felt it was time to explore the story of Eve, in an intimate way as a human with real experiences. Through this series, I wanted to express the emotions Eve may have felt being the only woman in the garden - moments of contemplation, pain, wonder, peace, and sorrow - along with the simplicity of just being a woman in her own skin, addressing her solitude in nature. My initial intention with these images was to use them as references for paintings, but as the series progressed, I realized that the photographs had their own integrity, and elaborated on the concept of Eve as being a real woman with more depth and sincerity.” - Indira Cesarine
Read more about her artwork and exhibitions on our website.