Indira Cesarine "Eve in the Trees" Photogravure
Indira Cesarine "Eve in the Trees" 2018
Photogravure Intaglio Etching on Cotton Paper, Hand Printed by Artist, Framed
Dimensions 9 x 6in on 15 x 11in paper, framed 21 x 17 in
Limited Edition of 6 + 1 AP
Signed, dated, and numbered on recto and verso, includes certificate of authenticity.
Indira Cesarine is a Mexican American multidisciplinary artist who works with photography, video, painting, printmaking, and sculpture. A graduate of Columbia University with a triple major in Art History, French, and Women’s Studies, she additionally studied at Parson’s School of Design, ICP, SVA, Art Students League, and The New York Academy of Art. 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 while she completed her degree. Upon graduation from university, she continued her career in London where she received 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, The National Museum of Women In The Arts, 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 public art sculpture, "The Egg of Light," was exhibited at Rockefeller Center as part of the Fabergé Big Egg Hunt. Cesarine’s work has been auctioned in a number of celebrated art benefits including at Sotheby’s New York, ARTWALK NY supporting the Coalition for the Homeless, Gabrielle's Angel Foundation for Cancer Research, and UPRISE supporting the ERA Coalition, 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. 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. 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. She currently lives and works in Tribeca, NY.
Intaglio printmaking has been an important part of Cesarine’s artistic practice since she first started creating. Some of her earliest etchings date back to her high school days when she started studying intaglio etching as well as screen printing and other forms of printmaking. Her more recent works often feature vibrant inks in hues of pink, orange, and red. She has also been mastering the age old technique of photogravure, which dates back to the early 1800’s, which combines her photographic work with her printmaking. Her etchings are inspired by women’s history and the female gaze, often taking as inspiration historical figures from mythology, philosophy, media, and literature.
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
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