Ep.124 features Larissa De Jesús Negrón. She is a multidisciplinary artist who yearns for introspection and finds self-evaluation through her intimate and often otherworldly spaces and portraits. Her stylistically varied and neo-surreal imagery is linked to the artist’s curiosity of the subconscious and psychoanalysis. Through her work, Larissa has a profound interest in healing and addressing her childhood and adult trauma. Her pieces give light to profound moments in her life where she’s felt despair, shame, fear and also positive emotions like excitement, optimism and faith. These scenes are brought to the eyes of the viewer as a cathartic way to connect through shared experiences. Existential themes such as gender roles, the vitality of nature, using humor as a coping mechanism and the power of storytelling as a tool for healing are all present in her work.
Larissa was born and raised in Puerto Rico. Throughout nineteen years, she lived in several municipalities such as Guaynabo, Trujillo Alto, and Caguas. Her commitment to art-making began as early as nine years old, where she excelled in the drawing classes her mother signed her up for. Larissa went on to study middle school and high school at Central High, the most well-regarded specialized art school in Puerto Rico. Graduating with the highest honor the school has to offer, Larissa continued her education at The School of Plastic Arts in Old San Juan where she began majoring in Drawing and Painting. After two years, she transferred to Hunter College in NYC where she got her BFA degree with high honors in 2017. The artist is now based in Forest Hills, Queens, New York.
Lorin Gallery https://www.loringallery.com/larissadejesusartistpage
It’s Nice That https://www.itsnicethat.com/articles/larissa-de-jesus-negron-art-050122
Idioma Studio https://idiomastudio.com/island-nostalgia-larissa-de-jesus/
Conceptual fine arts https://www.conceptualfinearts.com/cfa/2021/05/17/larissa-de-jesus-negron/
Ghetto Gastro Black Power Kitchen – Ghetto Gastro
Freedom in self-control
The worries of abundance
What’s my dharma?
Liberación – acrylic, collage, oil paint and soft pastels 2022
Stuck in a Bubble – acrylic, soft pastels and color pencil on wood panel 2022