Our friend Jesse Brass just released a new short film, “Desire,” about the work and process of Chilean painter, Alonsa Guevara. Guevara is known for incorporating fruit into her portrait paintings in a sensual light. The film deftly blends interviews with Guevara about her artistic process and stories from her work with visuals of wildlife from the Chilean jungle and scenes with Guevara painting or arranging fruit.
During the film, Guevara explains, "If the painting doesn't make you wonder or try to find a mystery or when a person just looks at something and it's too easy to understand or it doesn't make you feel something in your heart, of course it's not successful." She says her paintings blend reality with fantasy.