Larissa de Jesus

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 Larissa De Jesús Negrón is a multidisciplinary artist who yearns for introspection and finds self-evaluation through her intimate and often otherworldly spaces and portraits. Her stylistically varied neo-surreal imagery is linked to the artist’s curiosity about the subconscious and Neuroticism. Larissa has a profound interest in healing and addressing her childhood and adult trauma through her work. For all of us, the expression of emotion is essential to overcoming trauma. These mundane moments of despair, fear, and excitement are brought to the eyes of the viewer as a cathartic way to connect. Larissa was born and raised in Puerto Rico. She lived in several municipalities such as Guaynabo, Trujillo Alto, and Caguas throughout twenty years. Her commitment to art-making began as early as she was nine years old when she excelled in the drawing classes her mother signed her up for. Larissa went on to study middle school and high school at Central High, the most well-regarded specialized art school in Puerto Rico. Graduating with the school's highest honor, Larissa continued her education at The School of Plastic Arts in Old San Juan, where she began majoring in Drawing and Painting. After two years, she transferred to Hunter College in NYC, where she got her BFA

"Escuchando los gritos de mi voz interna"  Larissa de Jesus.  .  2022.    Acrylic on Canvas     27.9 x 35.6 cm

"Theres still so much work to do"     Larissa de Jesus.  2022.    Acrylic and soft pastel on canvas       91.4 x 91.4 cm