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Raúl De Nieves

Born in 1983, Morelia, Mexico

Lives and works in Brooklyn, United States


Drawing on his childhood in Morelia, Mexico, Raúl De Nieves crafts sculptures and installations which bring the bright, vivacious colours of his upbringing into the gallery space. Playing with scale and encapsulating a larger than life, drag aesthetic, De Nieves works with beading, ceramics, and lighting to create these enticing zones. A pearl encrusted figure may reach out their hand to visitors, bright hues from stain glass might filter into the space, or an enchanting ceramic visage adorned w...Read more