Details:

This painting on paper depicts a young boy leaning against an object with his arms crossed, gazing directly at the viewer. 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:

Yo

This painting on paper depicts a young boy leaning against an object with his arms crossed, gazing directly at the viewer. His hands and face are fully rendered in the artist’s painterly style, while much of his clothing, such as his backward baseball cap and jacket, are drawn in charcoal directly on the white of the paper. 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:

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:
Yo, 2022
Acrylic and graphite on paper
30.0 × 22.0 inches /