Flower # 13 (2018)
9 x 9 in.
Along her artistic trajectory, Esquives’ work has always evolved around one constant theme: the building up of the identity, from different perspectives.
Most of her work is based on the investigation of archeological remains and anthropological studies. She is interested in finding new concepts from societies, particularly narrow, extinct or minority groups of individuals and give them a space in our current political context. To express this she uses different materials with anthropological meaning.
With degrees in Painting and Photography Esquives has has also learned textile arts with her two grandmothers in Peru and working in costume making for Broadway Shows in New York. She has broadened those disciplines along her career with mix media, installations and performances, creating multidisciplinary projects, approaching subjects from different angles.
© Raquel Esquives