Raúl de Nieves | Artist Lecture in The California Studio
From ATS Video
Raúl de Nieves is a multimedia artist, performer and musician whose wide-ranging practice investigates notions of beauty and transformation. He is known for exuberant modes of self-expression that combine artisanal craftwork traditions learned during his childhood in Mexico and the queer, outsider traditions of artmaking absorbed while living in San Francisco. His work is often animated by the symbolic and performative languages associated with Catholic, Mexican and esoteric mythologies. His work is currently subject of a major solo exhibition at ICA Boston. De Nieves is a spotlight artist in residence in The California Studio: Manetti Shrem Artist Residencies at UC Davis.