I Think My Life Depends on Me Being An Artist: The Oscar-Nominated Short Documentary Inocente

Hyperallergic
Feb 26, 2013 6:18PM

“When I paint, I feel happy, so it’s a good way to start my mornings, to just paint on something, and what better place than my face?” says Inocente Izucar in the Oscar-nominated documentary shortInocente, which follows the life of the 15-year-old artist. Each day she coils curls of vibrant colors with delicate accents around her eyes, and her paintings are equally vibrant with their richly colored abstract forms and playful creatures. Yet Inocente’s life is hardly as cheerful, as the undocumented teenager has spent the majority of her life homeless or in shelters with her mom and two younger brothers.

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