Indira Cesarine "Girl in Red"
Indira Cesarine "Girl in Red" 2017
Intaglio Etching and Watercolor on Cotton Paper, Framed
Dimensions: 12 x 12in (Limited Edition 4/6) Framed 17 x 17in
Signed on verso, includes a certificate of authenticity.
Artwork featured at Sotheby's New York "Take Home A Nude" Exhibit & Auction.
Also available unframed.
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. 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 “GIRLS” intaglio etching series is created with variations of line etching, soft ground, and aquatint etching on copper plates. The works celebrate the female form, re-appropriating silhouettes from vintage pin up images and re-positioning them in natural environments as an act of female empowerment and sex-positive femininity. “Girl in Red” depicts a woman in a state of pleasure lying in a bed of flowers and foliage, as if she is in the Garden of Eden. “I wanted to reclaim her visually as a woman who is empowered by her sexuality and embraces it as something natural, earthy and human, while being graceful and timeless.” Cesarine stated. Each of Cesarine’s limited edition intaglios are hand-printed by the artist on cotton paper, and include ink and printing variations which make each work of the edition unique.
Read more about her artwork and exhibitions on our website.