Indira Cesarine "Lumière (4)" Limited Edition
Indira Cesarine "Lumière (4)" Limited Edition
Indira Cesarine "Lumière (4)" Limited Edition

Indira Cesarine "Lumière (4)" Limited Edition

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Indira Cesarine "Lumière (4)" 2024
Lumière Series 

Photography, Edition 1: Aluminum Photographic Print, Archival Dye Sublimation on Sheer Aluminum with Float Mount Hanger. 
Dimensions: 15in x 10in x 1in (Limited Edition 2/6 + 1AP)
Edition 2: Archival C-Print on Fine Art Lustre Paper, Mounted, Framed or Unframed 
Dimensions: 30 in x 40 in, Framed 32 x 42 x 1.5 in (Limited Edition 1/6 + 1AP) 
Signed and numbered on verso, includes a certificate of authenticity.
Edition 3: Aluminum Photographic Print, Archival Dye Sublimation on Sheer Aluminum with Float Mount Hanger. Dimensions: 30in x 20in x 1in (Limited Edition 1/6 + 1AP)
Signed and numbered on verso, includes a certificate of authenticity.

“Lumière (4)” is an photographic light painting by artist Indira Cesarine created for her "Lumière" Series in 2024. Inspired by Surrealism, “Lumière (4)” features a double exposure of the artist’s muse dancing. The model’s nude silhouette is adorned with vines and leaves, symbolizing growth, divine femininity, and life. Cesarine explores light painting, pioneered by Man Ray in 1937, as a way to transcend the boundaries of traditional imagery and emphasize the power of the human spirit. This unique method uses light as a brush, painting ethereal strokes onto the canvas of darkness, thus capturing a play of luminosity. Cesarine uses light to create spirals weaving around the model’s figure. The spiral, a recurring theme in Cesarine’s work, holds profound symbolism. The spiral represents the cyclical nature of existence, life, growth, evolution, creativity, and change. With its graceful curvature and hypnotic rhythm, it becomes a metaphor for the unknown forces that shape humanity, life, and existence – as well as the surreal nature of the unknown.

Indira Cesarine is a 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 Parsons School of Design, ICP, SVA, The New York Film Academy, 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 at 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, 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.

Read more about her artwork and exhibitions on our website.

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