Leysis Quesada Vera

Sin Título
Sin Título

2004, A/P gelatin silver print 15 x 11”

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El sueño reflejado
El sueño reflejado

2008, A/P gelatin silver print 10 1/2 x 15”

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La santa
La santa

2008, 10/10 digital print 10 1/4 x 15 1/2”

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Sin Título
Sin Título

2009, A/P gelatin silver print 12 1/2 x 8 1/2”

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Mi avril
Mi avril

2009, A/P gelatin silver print 10 1/4 x 15”

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Sin Título
Sin Título

2009, 1/10 digital print 11 1/2 x 18 3/4”

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SED
SED

2012, 1/10 digital print 20 x 30”

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Julio Angel
Julio Angel

2015, A/P digital print 19 1/2 x 13 1/2”

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Artist Statement

A constant search for the feelings that individuals are able to express in unconventional situations—that is one of the premises of my work. I prefer to photograph inside, where I can work with light as an analogous representation of the hope and dreams surreptitiously found in every person.

 

Many of my images indirectly reflect melancholy as a form of expressing a reality that is unsettled by the problems and conflicts of the current world, and I am always trying to intensify the dramatic situation of the characters.

 

A large part of my work focuses on women’s lives, their ways of confronting the dissimilar realities that correspond to them simply because they are women. The interpretation of emotions through light and shadow transmits a certain tranquility that is often fragmented by loneliness and restlessness, and this makes for scenes that unconsciously get at self-questioning and the apparent revealing of mysteries that transgress reality.