The Simplicity of Beauty
By: Yoalli Guerrero
Art can evoke a feeling, an action or a moment, it is up to us how to shape it. In this case, Naneth Constanza has a unique gift that allows her to create extraordinary works with something as simple as a pencil or a colored wax
Each portrait has a written phrase on the back along with my personal signature, not the artistic one; It’s a way of saying: you take a part of me in this drawing.
Naneth Constanza is a woman who sees an escape in her drawings, turning photographs into drawings, taking care of every detail and leaving a part of her in each stroke. She specializes in mysterious faces that may have something beneath the surface. “I rely mainly on the actions and the hidden attributes of each person, those which are not evident but that when I draw them I understand them perfectly.”
Respect and fear are the main feelings that Naneth goes through when beginning a drawing. “Each portrait has a written phrase on the back along with my personal signature, not the artistic one; It’s a way of saying: you take a part of me in this drawing”. She is flooded with fear with the knowledge that there is no turning back, since the materials she uses do not give her the opportunity to make amends.
In addition to feeling, recognizing the hidden aspects of her drawings, what is striking in appreciating her works is what lies behind the process, the material and effort put into each stroke. “My work materials are wax-based colors, school colors, which you can find in any stationery or supermarket,” she said with a laugh.
Naneth commented when asked about the origin of her great talent that she is self-taught; “I’ve been drawing for two years at this level. I used to do it for pleasure, like a kid who grabs a sheet of paper and starts to draw or like a teenager who is too distracted in a class and instead of taking notes he is drawing on the pages.”
She is self-motivated, but did not always feel confident enough to show her works; She first exhibited her drawings in a gallery and, later, uploaded them to social networks, where they had greater acceptance.
She concluded; “I think art is very much like people; It should not be compared, one should not be put over another. That is, there is no form of art better than another, each has something special, the strokes, figures or the expression,”