Andrea Rosales Balcarcel

Inventory

I use my work to illustrate the individual experience of walking New York City. Through the use of layering and watercolor, my pieces take on a whimsical and playful nature as they record and re-enact unique and fleeting moments of time that I have documented as I carve my own individual path throughout this city. Using elements of perspective I leave the pieces up to interpretation, allowing the viewer to project his own individual experience and path in the imagery of my work
        Andrea Rosales Balcarcel

Born in Guatemala City, Andrea spent the early part of her childhood in a warm and colorful neighborhood.  At eight years old, her connection to the world around her changed with her family’s move to the States.  Living in a new town in Connecticut, where the scenery was foreign, the people we not the ones she had grown up loving, and the language was difficult to grasp, Andrea developed a habit of walking around her surroundings, mapping herself to sights that slowly became familiar to her. 

 As she grew older, this habit became a part of life, as she documented the connection to her world through sketched, photographs, and objects she collected during her walks.  Drawn to the city she had first seen from a plane, Andrea left her world in Connecticut to attend Pratt Institute in 2012 for a BFA in Jewelry and a minor in Art History.  Now living in Brooklyn, she continues to map herself to her immediate surroundings through a documentation of tangible objects and sights that she weaves into her work.