Indira Cesarine "Only You No 26"
Indira Cesarine "Only You No 26" 2017
ONLY YOU Series
Photography, Archival Ink on Aluminum
Dimensions: 12 x 6.75in (Limited Edition 2/6), 10 x 20in (Limited Edition 1/6)
Signed on verso, includes a certificate of authenticity.
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.
“ONLY YOU” is a conceptual narrative portrait series chronicling a woman’s emotions as she traverses a metaphorical landscape of love, loss, and betrayal. Each artwork is part of the greater narrative of her story. The “ONLY YOU” series is based on autobiographical experiences of the artist and includes photography, video art, and sculpture. Throughout the series, Cesarine emphasized close ups of the face, with an emphasis on the eyes as a portal of emotions, often dramatically rendered with Surreal techniques of solarization and intense high contrast light effects. The “ONLY YOU” series has been featured at Art Basel Miami for an exhibition in collaboration with American Friends of The Louvre and Miami Art Museum Contemporaries, at London’s Red Bull Studios in collaboration with Graffik Gallery UK, at CICA Museum, South Korea for “Portrait 2018” group show, and at SCOPE Basel Art Fair, Switzerland 2018 presented by Art Helix gallery. The series was featured in a solo exhibition at The Untitled Space in New York City in 2017, which included a special performance inspired by the artwork by dance company Bryn Cohn + Artists. Select works were featured in THE LABYRINTH exhibit and installation by Cesarine at The Untitled Space in 2020, including a remix of the original video art film. The film has been additionally been screened at Cannes Film Festival in France and on the Big Screen Plaza in Chelsea, New York. Several works from the series, including photography and sculpture, were recently featured at Norwood Arts Club’s “Ingenuity” group show in Chelsea, New York, from September 2019 - August 2020.
Read more about her artwork and exhibitions on our website.