New York-based artist Raúl de Nieves (b. 1983, Michoacán, Mexico) is an interdisciplinary artist, performer, and musician whose multifaceted practice ranges from stained-glass style narrative paintings, to energetic performances, to densely adorned figurative sculptures encrusted with bells, beads, bangles, sequins, and other everyday materials. These opulent sculptures reference ritual costumes in Mexican culture and evoke other global theatrical traditions from Japanese kabuki to circus performance to religious processional attire. De Nieves’s works all share a distinctive visual language of forms and motifs drawn from Mexican craft traditions, religious iconography, and mythology to explore the transformational possibilities of adornment and the mutability of identity. Organized by Jeffrey De Blois, Assistant Curator and Publications Manager.
Entrada actualizada el el 15 sep de 2021