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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.

Selected exhibitions
2018
Today - Residency Solo ShowDio Horia
2017
The 2017 Whitney BiennialWhitney Museum of American Art
2014
NYC Makers: The MAD BiennialMuseum of Arts and Design
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Saint George and the Dragon, 2013

Gouache on paper
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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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