Raúl de Nieves

Mexican, b. 1983

787 followers

Raúl de Nieves

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Mexican, b. 1983

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Biography

The work of Raul de Nieves spans large-scale figurative sculpture, narrative painting, ornamental shoes and garments, multimedia performance, and live music. De Nieves boldly sculpts shoes in intricate beadwork that evoke the appeal of glamour, capturing in a subtle way, the fairytale disguised in fashion. The shoes derive from and are often worn in de Nieves’ decadent performances. These items assume an autonomous significance with the afterglow of the experience. Rebellion is enshrined into lavish color and pattern.
De Nieves’ works and performance has been featured at The Whitney Museum, MoMA PS1, MoMA San Francisco, Performa. His sculptural shoes have been photographed by Mario Sorrenti and Karl Lagerfeld, and earned notable press editorials in publications including V Magazine, W Magazine, and Harper’s Bazaar. His work has been highlighted by The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal and The New Yorker.

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Biography

The work of Raul de Nieves spans large-scale figurative sculpture, narrative painting, ornamental shoes and garments, multimedia performance, and live music. De Nieves boldly sculpts shoes in intricate beadwork that evoke the appeal of glamour, capturing in a subtle way, the fairytale disguised in fashion. The shoes derive from and are often worn in de Nieves’ decadent performances. These items assume an autonomous significance with the afterglow of the experience. Rebellion is enshrined into lavish color and pattern.
De Nieves’ works and performance has been featured at The Whitney Museum, MoMA PS1, MoMA San Francisco, Performa. His sculptural shoes have been photographed by Mario Sorrenti and Karl Lagerfeld, and earned notable press editorials in publications including V Magazine, W Magazine, and Harper’s Bazaar. His work has been highlighted by The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal and The New Yorker.

Career Highlights
Learn more about artist insights.
Group
Group show at a major institution
The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), and 2 more
Fair
Included in a major biennial
Greater New York
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