Joan Casaramona possesses such a raw allure that it almost harkens back to an innovation soul named Pablo Picasso–perhaps you’ve heard of him?
Far from an imitator, Casaramona is very much an innovator. Casaramona has picked up where Picasso has left off. Her work is a delicate balance of both sheer simplicity and intimate intricacy, a regaling waltz between the abstract and the quotidian. In all its neo-proto-cubic glory, Casaramona’s marker based illustrations are brilliant.
Casaramona’s pieces have a warm and inviting quality. There is a familiarity in her work that evokes a sense of nostalgia. Casaramona is a visionary just as much as she is an illustrator. Although her message is forged from primitive passion and unbridled technique, the execution in her work is purposeful and masterful.
Overall, Casaramona’s work is fun. Her stout figures and unrestricted linework is an intriguing combination that endears the memory of Picasso and emulates his freedom and wantonness to a tee. Her pieces are nothing short of inspiring, bringing you back to a simpler time when less was more.
Akeem K. Duncan.↓
Akeem is our founder. A writer, poet, curator and profuse sweater, he is responsible for the curatorial direction and overall voice of Quiet Lunch. The Bronx native has read at venues such as the Nuyorican Poets Cafe, KGB Bar, Lovecraft and SHAG–with works published in Palabra Luminosas and LiVE MAG13. He has also curated solo and group exhibitions at numerous galleries in Chelsea, Harlem, Bushwick and Lower Manhattan.