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Statement

For "As We Were," Raelis Vasquez created works that focus on family memories of a time before 2002, when he and his family emigrated from the Dominican Republic to the United States. A significant aspect of the exhibition are intimate glimpses of family life and childhood.

Press Release

Raelis Vasquez is a visual artist who draws on historical, political and personal narratives through depictions of daily life and whose painterly compositions evoke the complexities of Afro-Latinx experiences. Through attentiveness to the people and places he portrays and through his gestural brushwork, contrast of warm and cool hues, and use of texture, the figures in Raelis Vasquez’ work often …

Raelis Vasquez is a visual artist who draws on historical, political and personal narratives through depictions of daily life and whose painterly compositions evoke the complexities of Afro-Latinx experiences. Through attentiveness to the people and places he portrays and through his gestural brushwork, contrast of warm and cool hues, and use of texture, the figures in Raelis Vasquez’ work often appear to inhabit a simultaneous space of ease and vulnerability, encouraging viewers to consider their own positions on class, race, and geography. Vasquez earned a BFA from the School of the Art …

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Location

Oberlindau 7
Frankfurt am Main, DE