I am a Latin-American artist, immigrant from Buenos Aires, Argentina currently based in Chicago, IL. I am a symbolist painter.
My work is about the inner life of human experience- a life that lives in the unconscious -that part of the human mind that becomes alive in our dreams making connections that in our waking life are no possible or do not exist.
My paintings are full of symbols -that what allows us to go beyond what is known or seen by creating linkages between otherwise very different concepts and experiences.
I enjoy painting with oils, most of the time on canvas, utilizing color as emotional expression and a palpable manifestation of my Latin American roots.
I like to instigate the viewer’s mind to make associations of their own and discover the message enclosed in the images my paintings present. Most of the time, my paintings present an opportunity for the viewer embark in self reflection and meditation.
ABOUT THE ARTIST
I am a professional painter, curator, writer, educator, and psychotherapist based in Chicago, IL. Born in Buenos Aires, Argentina. I graduated from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago (1988). My interest in the practical applications of psychoanalysis and art for the purpose of healing and empowerment inspired me to obtain a Ph.D from the Institute for Clinical Social Work (2009) focusing on the use of art-making in the clinical treatment of adults. I am self employed at Ledesma Studio Ltd.
© Beatriz Ledesma