CNN Profiles Alum Raelis Vasquez

CNN Profiles Alum Raelis Vasquez

CNN Profiles Alum Raelis Vasquez

CNN Profiles Alum Raelis Vasquez

Vividly colored painting of five people sitting at a table

Raelis Vasquez (BFA 2018), Noches en el Pueblo de Dios, 2020, oil, acrylic, and oil stick on canvas. Credit: Raelis Vasquez. Image courtesy of CNN

Raelis Vasquez (BFA 2018), Noches en el Pueblo de Dios, 2020, oil, acrylic, and oil stick on canvas. Credit: Raelis Vasquez. Image courtesy of CNN

CNN spoke to painter and alum Raelis Vasquez (BFA 2018) about how he uses personal memories and emotions to create tender, large-scale oil and acrylic paintings depicting Afro Dominican life. “The Dominican Republic has so much beauty and so many beautiful things to go and see and explore,” Vasquez shared. Two of Vasquez’s paintings appear in Estamos Bien—La Trienal 20/21 at El Museo del Barrio in New York City. The show is the museum’s first and major survey of Latinx contemporary art.




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