Larissa de Jesus
Originally from Puerto Rico, Larissa de Jesus is currently a student at Hunter College. Her work blends elements of photography and painting. Influenced by Jimmy DeSana and Pierre et Gilles, Larissa loves images that bathe the human form in color and light.
Larissa's finds an essential truth in photography, "A photo is what it is, it captures the realness of a moment, it could never be a wrong...photography challenges me in the way that I must create something interesting in a space that within its realness portrays an imaginary world, and that is a very hard thing to do."
Maybe This is Good Enough and What If You Could Be You
As a student, Larissa has learned to become a resourceful artist, "Even though a lack of money could usually be a bad thing, it has some perks, it encourages me to look at mundane objects with an artistic eye and it motivates me to find beauty in otherwise overlooked forms and colors."
Art With Intention - Larissa's pieces work as a critical agent. The varying social issues, whether it's feminism, social media obsessions, or the loss of culture, are discussions she encourages. Through her art, she's been able to create a personal connection that has given her a sense of power and satisfaction.
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