Juana Céspedes is inspired by the contagious joy of dance. Her subjects are people floating in white space, who when bunched together, often take the form of semi-abstract shapes, clusters, and lines. She imagines the convergence of souls in her hometown of Barcelona as city squares flood with dancers who are celebrating the return of warmer days. Watercolor allows the artist to depict human flow and unique folds in her handmade paper give dimension and allude to the urban spaces which inspire Céspedes.
This one-of-a-kind 12-inch square artwork is painted on handmade paper. It is unframed. Céspedes uses ink and gold leaf to display the splendor of movement. Convenient local Los Angeles delivery. Affordable Continental U.S. and worldwide shipping available. A certificate of authenticity issued by the art gallery is included with this original work.
The artist’s journey spans 21 years during which Céspedes has developed a unique style always revolving around two major themes: urban space and human bodies. “Dance inspires me. I love its contagious joy. I’m often carried away by the image of swing dancers on an endless journey, from partner to partner—a journey that started in Harlem and found its way across the world.”