Friday, June 21, 2024

Juxtapoz Journal – A Portfolio: Larissa De Jesús Negrón


One in every of our favourite reveals we have now seen in latest months was the solo present that Puerto Rican painter Larissa De Jesús Negrón had at Nicodim in Los Angeles. As we learn on her web site, “Larissa was born in San Juan, Puerto Rico. All through twenty years, she lived in a number of municipalities equivalent to Guaynabo, Trujillo Alto and Caguas. Her dedication to artwork making started as early as 9 years outdated, the place she excelled within the drawing courses her mom signed her up for. Larissa went on to review center college and highschool at Central Excessive, essentially the most nicely regarded specialised artwork college in Puerto Rico. Graduating with the very best honor the college has to supply, Larissa continued her schooling at The College of Plastic Arts in Previous San Juan the place she started majoring in Drawing and Portray. After two years, she transferred to at 19 to Hunter Faculty in NYC the place she acquired her BFA diploma with excessive honors.” 

Larissa is a multidisciplinary artist who’s keen on processing her childhood and grownup trauma by means of the important energy of storytelling. Her apply is centered round genuine expression and deep introspection. In her latest work, discovering presence by means of the artmaking course of has been a high precedence. Exploring and experimenting with supplies retains her , not solely in what she’s creating but it surely brings her focus to the how, fairly than the why.. This therapeutic and meditative method permits the artist to find new methods to speak about outdated points, that is what retains her coming again to the studio. Her stylistically various however principally neo-surreal imagery is linked to the artist’s curiosity of the unconscious thoughts and psychoanalysis. Therefore the delicate referencing of surrealist artists equivalent to Magritte, David Salle, Louise Bourgeois, Dalí.


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