Indira Cesarine "Papiliones No 1"
Indira Cesarine "Papiliones No 1" 2015
Photography, Archival Photographic Print, Framed or Unframed
20 x 16in (Limited Edition 1/6) Framed 25 x 21in
30 x 24in (Limited Edition 2/6) Framed 35 x 29in
40 x 30in (Limited Edition 1/6) Framed 48 x 36in
Signed on verso, includes a 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, International Center of Photography, School of Visual Arts, 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. 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, SPRING/BREAK Art Show, Norwood Arts Club, Cannes Film Festival, and the International Festival Photo Mode 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 art 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 others. Her artwork and exhibitions have been featured internationally in many publications including The New York Times, American Vogue, Vogue Italia, Forbes, Newsweek, W Magazine, Harper’s Bazaar, i-D, Dazed and Confused, New York Magazine, CNN Style, and The Huffington Post. 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.
The “Papiliones” series features macro photographic visuals of a variety of butterfly species Cesarine photographed in Costa Rica in 2014, and abstracted between 2015-2016. Each medium format image is manipulated to present “butterfly blots,” her take on the psychological ink blots known as the Rorschach Test. The butterfly (“papiliones” in Latin) has traditionally represented a symbol of rebirth and transformation. The artist stated, “I went to Costa Rica to get away from the urban intensity of New York. While I was there I spent a lot of time in nature, and got an opportunity to photograph the wild butterflies of the region. The images inspired me to create this abstract series, which in many regards is a reflection on my own personal metamorphosis. It was a time of transition, of personal growth and change, leaving my old life behind for a new one.” The series has been exhibited at The Untitled Space as well as at the Costa Verde Photography & Art Auction at Dune Studios, April, 2015, the Groundswell Art Benefit and Auction, October 2016, the “Angel Ball” 2019 benefit art auction, supporting Gabrielle’s Angel Foundation for Cancer Research, as well as The Orchid Foundations 2020 benefit art auction. The “Papiliones” series is additionally featured in numerous esteemed private collections in the US and abroad.
Read more about her artwork and exhibitions on our website.