My work is deeply rooted in the surrealist tradition, reflecting my immigrant experience from Buenos Aires, Argentina to Chicago, IL. I strive to explore the inner life of human experience, delving into the depths of the unconscious mind and the world of our dreams. Through my paintings, I aim to create connections that go beyond the known and the seen, utilizing symbols to bridge different concepts and experiences.
My paintings are meant to be savored and meditated upon, encouraging introspection and contemplation. They are a quest for the disclosure of the unknown, a search for deeper understanding and connection.
ABOUT THE ARTIST
I am a professional painter, writer, educator, and psychotherapist based in Chicago, IL. Born in Buenos Aires, Argentina. I hold a masters degree in fine arts and in art therapy 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 (2009) focusing on the use of art-making in the clinical treatment of adults.
I am self employed @ Ledesma Studio Ltd. holding my art and clinical practices.
© Beatriz Ledesma