GIRLS – INTAGLIO SERIES: “GIRL IN RED”
“Girl in Red” is part of an ongoing printmaking series by Indira Cesarine which began in 2017 titled “GIRLS”. The “GIRLS” intaglio etching series is created with variations of line etching, soft ground and aquatint etching on copper plates. The works celebrate the female form, re-appropriating silhouettes from vintage pinup images and re-positioning them in natural environments as an act of female empowerment. “Girl in Red” was featured in exhibition “SECRET GARDEN: The Female Gaze on Erotica” at The Untitled Space in 2017, and later was auctioned at Sotheby’s New York for the annual “Take Home A Nude” benefit in 2017. “Girl in Red” was additionally featured in the “Of Women” Exhibition at Rockaway Artist Alliance 2018, and in the “EDEN” exhibition at SPRING/BREAK Art Show, 2019. “Girl in Red” depicts a woman in a state of pleasure lying in a bed of flowers and foliage, as if she is in the Garden of Eden. Each of the prints of the limited edition series are hand-printed by the artist, and include color variations which make each work unique.
“I was inspired by female sexual icons from the ’50s for the silhouette, and I wanted to reclaim her visually as a woman who is empowered by her sexuality and embraces it as something natural, earthy and human, while being graceful and timeless.”