Firelei Báez, ‘Untitled, From the Cuguapa Series’, 2013, Rush Philanthropic Arts Foundation Benefit Auction
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Firelei Báez

Untitled, From the Cuguapa Series, 2013

Arcylic on canvas
18 × 24 in
45.7 × 61 cm
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Rush Philanthropic Arts Foundation Benefit Auction

Artist Firelei Báez creates large-scale works on paper that navigate through the construction of …

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Firelei Báez
Dominican, b. 1981
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New York-based artist Firelei Báez investigates issues of identity construction in her paintings, collages, and drawings. Whether geographical or cultural, selfhood for Báez is malleable, and she uses art to articulate a complex formulation of her Caribbean background. Báez’s visually striking work serves as a defense against culturally predetermined ethnic stereotypes and an attempt to unite communities dispersed across the globe. The artist uses humor and the imagination to create alternate environments in which cultures, disparate or alike, can commune.

Firelei Báez, ‘Untitled, From the Cuguapa Series’, 2013, Rush Philanthropic Arts Foundation Benefit Auction
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Artist Firelei Báez creates large-scale works on paper that navigate through the construction of identity. With a sharp color palette, Báez draws from personal experience as well as her Caribbean background to produce striking studies of racial issues in our contemporary environment. Báez’s work has been exhibited at …

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Firelei Báez
Dominican, b. 1981
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New York-based artist Firelei Báez investigates issues of identity construction in her paintings, collages, and drawings. Whether geographical or cultural, selfhood for Báez is malleable, and she uses art to articulate a complex formulation of her Caribbean background. Báez’s visually striking work serves as a defense against culturally predetermined ethnic stereotypes and an attempt to unite communities dispersed across the globe. The artist uses humor and the imagination to create alternate environments in which cultures, disparate or alike, can commune.

Firelei Báez

Untitled, From the Cuguapa Series, 2013

Arcylic on canvas
18 × 24 in
45.7 × 61 cm
Bidding closed
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