Emerging Artist Award 2021

Jessica Alazraki

Cats & Kids on Yellow

Jackson's Painting Prize 2021
109 x 165 cm

“As a Mexican woman living in New York, I feel it is my responsibility to open up a dialogue about immigrants. My work intends to bring Latinx life into contemporary art by celebrating the culture and highlighting family values. The narrative shows interior domestic scenes surrounding tables.

Bright colors and decorative patterns are very characteristic of my works; in my pictures, portraits are always in the foreground and close to the viewer. Intense brushwork provides unique character combined with flat backgrounds to highlights emotion.”