Clarisa Berrios, Midnight, Watercolor and Gesso, 2019
Sunday Morning, India Ink, 2019
The Recycled Frame Series is an ongoing project featuring thrift store frames, wherein I replace the artwork inside with my own as well as a slip of paper explaining the work and then donating it back to non-profits. These works are influenced by the frame’s aesthetics, the art that was initially inside it, or both. I then integrate these inspirations with a chosen interior space, drawing from memory or a photograph, to create the final work. In this series, the central theme is nostalgia; each piece is mainly reflective of my own experiences. The subject matter focuses on interior structures that I find significant and beautiful. Rebuilding these places through drawing and painting allows me to impart my psyche onto them and replicate the collision of memory and emotion.
Clarisa is a painter currently based in Atlanta, Georgia. She earned her BFA at Georgia State University and has participated in several group shows.