Jessica Alazraki

Region: Northeast


City / State: New York, NY

 As a Mexican woman living in New York, I feel it is my responsibility to open up a dialogue about immigrants. My work intends to bring Latinx life into contemporary art by celebrating the culture and highlighting family values. The narratives show lively interior domestic scenes, often including kids and pets around tables, which serve as a symbol for family unity. The theme of tables serves to remind the viewer of shared experiences and life during the 2020 pandemic. In my work, portraits are always in the foreground to bring the viewer closer to the figures. The paintings carry a pictorial narrative where color, spaces, and decorative patterns are prominent, ultimately prioritizing emotion over objective reality.