La Negra Tiene Tumbao


Edition Details

  • Edition size :
  • 25
  • Published On :
  • 02/11/2020
  • Artwork Dimensions :
  • 30.5 X 23 inches
  • Price On Release :
  • $ 1,250


La Negra Tiene Tumbao, 2021. 4-color process CMYK and 4 spot colors with a spot matte varnish and spot gloss varnish on Cougar White Smooth 130 lb cover. Straight-cut full-bleed, numbered, and signed by the artist. 30.5h x 23w inches. Edition of 25. $1,250.00. Louis Buhl & Co. pleased to present our first edition with artist Tiffany Alfonseca, titled La Negra Tiene Tumbao. Tiffany Alfonseca is a Bronx- based Dominican-American mixed media artist who creates vibrant and colorful artworks that celebrate Black and Afro-Latinx diasporic culture. Alfonseca continuously taps into her Afro-Dominican roots and leverages it as a conceptual cantilever that provides a dynamic framework for her artistic practice. Her work aims to visually articulate that the Black and Afro-Latinx diaspora does not exist within a monolith, but that these communities are a cultural cornucopia that is vast, varied, and complex. While analyzing questions of identity and race, Alfonseca depicts subjects that are strong, graceful, and exuding agency in a world that wants to deny their existence. La Negra Tiene Tumbao is no exception; created in homage to the late Cuban salsa singer Celia Cruz, the body of work paints the subject in a striking, beautiful, and confident manner. Utilizing bold colors and intricate textures — common signifiers of the artist's practice — Alfonseca honors Celia's experience as a Black and Afro-Latinx woman in a way that is declarative and reassuring. When you consider a history where Black and Brown bodies are constantly on guard, Alfonseca's work serves as a safe space teeming with beauty and joy. "It's very important for me to incorporate Afro-Latino culture into my work. Growing up, I was never taught about it, and I didn't see it represented in paintings or drawings. I want to develop an artistic body of work with the next generations in mind and provide them with something where they can see themselves, and that they can relate to." — Tiffany Alfonseca.