Details:

This painting on paper depicts a group of men sharing a meal as they huddle over a pot of food. Each figure holds a bright white bowl, rendered with the white negative space of the paper. Like most of this artist’s work, the image captures an intimate moment of a friend, family member, or acquaintance in the Dominican Republic.
Unframed
Signed

① Artwork:

Cena

This painting on paper depicts a group of men sharing a meal as they huddle over a pot of food. Each figure holds a bright white bowl, rendered with the white negative space of the paper. Aside from these containers, the entire surface of the artwork is rendered with fast, slashing brushstrokes. Like most of the artist’s work, the image captures an intimate moment of a friend, family member, or acquaintance in the Dominican Republic.

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:

30 inches
22 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:
Cena, 2022
Acrylic on paper
22.0 × 30.0 inches /