Alice Quaresma’s work was recently featured in Le Monde d’Hermes, the seasonal magazine from Hermes. Entitled Ocean Line, the series draws on Quaresma’s South American upbringing as a major source of inspiration.
Influenced by the diversity of scenery, overflowing with color, light and natural beauty, the artist uses gouache, pencil and tape to create translucent and unexpected compositions layered over photography.
“I used images of the South American landscape, bringing together the soft light of the Pacific coast and the tropical waves of the Atlantic ocean,” said Quaresma of the series.
Alice Quaresma says,
“This project focuses on revealing the South American coast with a lucid vision, where the imaginary exists. The ocean is a symbol for the journey that the continent and its inhabitants continue to go through - a continent that continues to change, recycling its culture and beliefs.”
“The end result is a subtle color palette where you can find femininity and delicacy. The ocean symbolizes the journey that the continent and its inhabitants continue to go through. A continent that continues to change, recycling its culture and beliefs.”
This series is an extension of Quaresma’s exploration of materials, allowing her to push the boundaries of traditional photography. Using paint, paper, tape and pencil over her own photographic prints, her works achieve a dimensional quality through layering and contrasting texture and color.
Explore more of Alice Quaresma’s practice in her studio visit here.
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