Details:

This painting on paper depicts a young boy sitting cross-legged and holding a half-eaten mango with both hands, staring at the viewer. In the background, the artist has loosely rendered foliage depicting the tropical environment of the Dominican Republic.
Unframed
Signed

① Artwork:

Boy with Mango

This painting on paper depicts a young boy sitting cross-legged and holding a half-eaten mango with both hands, staring inquisitively at the viewer. In the background, the artist has loosely rendered foliage depicting the tropical environment of the Dominican Republic where most of the artist's works are set.

The artist’s new series of paintings on paper explores his identity as an immigrant artist from the Caribbean via images of his immediate family and various communities. His emotional investment in these subjects drives his work as he examines his own complex experience.

Raelis Vasquez makes paintings that are inextricably tied to the cultural tapestry of the Dominican Republic. Working from snapshots, he reveals an intimacy in his subjects that warmly draws viewers into his figurative narratives. Vasquez primarily paints quieter moments, which he brings to life through vibrant colors and energetic brushstrokes.

Specs:

22 inches
30 inches

③ Artist:

Raelis Vasquez

Raelis Vasquez makes paintings that are inextricably tied to the cultural tapestry of the Dominican Republic. Working from photographs, the artist reveals an intimacy in his subjects that warmly draws viewers into his figurative narratives. Vasquez primarily paints quieter moments, which he brings to life through vibrant colors and energetic brush marks. He often depicts his immediate family as well as his various communities, creating a self-reflective and explorative practice of his identity as an immigrant artist from the Caribbean. Vasquez’s emotional investment in these subjects drives his work as he explores the layered and complex experience of immigration through family and societal life.

Raelis Vasquez:
Boy with Mango, 2022
Acrylic on paper
30.0 × 22.0 inches /