Artist Talk: Raúl de Nieves

Date: 

Tuesday, September 25, 2018, 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Location: 

Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts, Bookshop, 3rd Floor, 24 Quincy Street Cambridge, MA 02138

Installation view, Rauúl de Nieves, "Fly Into The Sun," The Watermill Center, Watermill, New York, 2017.Presented by the Carpenter Center for Visual Art. More information here.

Raúl de Nieves is a multi-media artist, performer, and musician. de Nieves was born in Morelia, Michoacán, Mexico in 1983, and re-located to the United States in 1993. His body of work encompasses narrative painting, large-scale figurative sculpture, ornamentally crafted garments, and multimedia performance, often with his band Haribo. de Nieves has exhibited widely in the U.S. and abroad, and was included in the seventy-eighth edition of the Whitney Biennial in 2017 as well as Greater New York at MoMA PS1 in 2015. de Nieves lives in Brooklyn, New York and is represented by Company Gallery, New York.

On view now in Boston’s Fenway is de Nieves’s mural All is One (2018), which depicts the seminal moment of Saint George slaying the Dragon in the mythical legend that illustrates resilience in the face of seemingly insurmountable obstacles. With the story serving as an ongoing metaphor for personal empowerment and service to one’s community more broadly, de Nieves has continuously explored this tale and its themes throughout his career. Originally produced as a watercolor on paper, All is One will come to life at a monumental scale through a building wrap that will cover the entire surface of the wall, standing at 143 feet high.