Visiting Alonsa in her Catskill Mountains home is like entering a mystical, beautiful world. Watch the video below to learn how the artist’s love and connection to nature inspired the edition for Her Clique.
The Chilean painter's first ever limited edition consists of digital prints of paintings depicting a kiwi, a pomegranate and a clementine, from the artist's Fruit Portraits series.
"My work is an act of celebrating the beauty and complexity of the natural world."
The fruits are presented from the inside to symbolize desire, fecundity and fertility. Through the universality of the human relationship to foods, Guevara aims to connect audiences from different walks of life, as each fruit brings specific memories of distinctive scents and unique locations where it has been eaten, triggering all the complex emotions we attach to taste.
The artist's work blurs the lines between reality and fantasy while celebrating the connection between humankind and nature, with a big part of her inspiration fueled by her childhood memories of life in the Ecuadorian rainforest, where she lived with her family, having moved there from Chile.
A portion of the proceeds from the sale will benefit low-income international students at the New York Academy of Art.