See photos of Alonsa Guevara's lush, magical paintings

These works, which combine the imagery of South America with the energy of New York City, will really take your breath away
By Howard Halle and Heather Corcoran |
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28-year-old visual artist Alonsa Guevara moved to New York City four years ago, having spent much of her childhood growing up in the Ecuadoran jungle. She currently lives in Bay Ridge and spent the past year working in Tribeca as part of the New York Academy of Art’s fellowship program. Her works—which will be displayed in the Lower East Side’s Mark Miller Gallery—blend the visuals of South America and the manic pace of NYC, creating her own world in the process.

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Alonsa Guevara
Photograph: David Williams

Alonsa Guevara
Photograph: David Williams

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 #22, Oil on canvas, 16 inches diameter, 2015
Alonsa Guevara

#22, Oil on canvas, 16 inches diameter, 2015
 #25, Oil on canvas, 8 inches diameter, 2015
Alonsa Guevara

#25, Oil on canvas, 8 inches diameter, 2015
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#26, Oil on canvas, 12 inches diameter, 2015
Alonsa Guevara

#26, Oil on canvas, 12 inches diameter, 2015
Delicious Fruit Portrait Installation, 28 paintings, different sizes, 2015
Alonsa Guevara

Delicious Fruit Portrait Installation, 28 paintings, different sizes, 2015

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Detail of Sister's Ceremony, Oil on canvas, 80 x 32 inches, 2015
Alonsa Guevara

Detail of Sister's Ceremony, Oil on canvas, 80 x 32 inches, 2015

Watermelon growing in NYC streets. Oil on canvas, 14 x 11 inches
Alonsa Guevara

Watermelon growing in NYC streets, Oil on canvas, 14 x 11 inches
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