Maria Jesus Saez Cerda Spotlight
Maria Jesus Saez Cerda is one of the many beloved artists whose work we carry at Frangipani. In her own words, she is an architect, visual, and textile artist of contemporary mixed techniques. Originally from Chile and now based in Sevilla, her work is deeply connected to and inspired by her everyday life experiences. Saez Cerda's work is based on her personal observations, feelings, memories, and emotions, as well as nature and little everyday moments. Her artistry lies in how she translates these experiences into visual language through different techniques in order to communicate all the beauty that she sees around her.
And in case you were wondering, yes, it’s as beautiful and inspiring as it sounds.
Saez Cerda's work adds a spark of energy to already spirited photographs and other original watercolor pieces as she uses thread to hand embroider and accentuate details that bring her imagination to life. She really has an eye for the magic happening in all the negative space around us at all times and captures it beautifully in her work.
“Curiosity and restlessness always accompany me; and learning based on intuition has led me to be able to develop my own plastic identity.”
Saez Cerda tends to use powerful images for her artwork, including portraits of iconic and internationally recognized people such as Andy Warhol, Rihanna, Frida Kahlo, and so many more. She also pays tribute to her own home country and commemorates national Chilean characters. This collection is meant to honor those who have made a cultural impact through various creative industries all around the world and transcend time by keeping them alive through her work.
Another one of her collections highlights the power of femininity and uses images that memorialize the beauty of womanhood through all walks of life. These sometimes include empowering quotes and sentiments that really make you feel safe and understood through all the different challenges women may encounter in this world.
We are so happy to have some of her original artworks available at Frangipani, and grateful for that fateful day in 2019 when she walked into our store during Art Basel weekend. She had just packed up her show and thought that her work complemented our energy flawlessly enough to leave some behind with us! You can imagine our excitement to realize that she was the perfect addition to our family of artists and products.
Visit us in Wynwood to see the collection of her masterpieces that we have available now! Here’s a sneak peek:
“Being able to transmit what I feel through Art has taken me on an artistic journey that mutates over time, having the possibility of being able to explore without fear, without prejudice, without limits; to finally create a plastic identity of its own.”