Spring / Summer / Autumn / Winter

Raúl de Nieves  Spring, 2018  Plastic beads, glue, wood panel 60 × 48 × 2½ inches Courtesy of the artist and Fitzpatrick, Los Angeles / Paris

Raúl de Nieves

Spring, 2018

Plastic beads, glue, wood panel
60 × 48 × 2½ inches
Courtesy of the artist and Fitzpatrick, Los Angeles / Paris

The passage of time makes itself visible in nature through color. The seasons, marked by Earth’s relationship to the sun, march ceaselessly into one another—the death of winter brings the rebirth of life in spring. De Nieves envisions these seasonal shifts in four crystal-encrusted paintings. Each painting in the series is appropriately titled after one of the four seasons, personified as a character. The “face” of each corresponding season appears from beneath dense foliage, rendered in a range of colors that evoke the natural passage of time.

–Risa Puleo, Curator

Raúl de Nieves  Summer, 2018  Plastic beads, glue, wood panel 60 × 48 × 2½ inches Courtesy of the artist and Fitzpatrick, Los Angeles / Paris

Raúl de Nieves

Summer, 2018

Plastic beads, glue, wood panel
60 × 48 × 2½ inches
Courtesy of the artist and Fitzpatrick, Los Angeles / Paris

 

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Raúl de Nieves

Autumn, 2018

Plastic beads, glue, wood panel
60 × 48 × 2½ inches
Courtesy of the artist and Fitzpatrick, Los Angeles / Paris

 

Raúl de Nieves  Winter, 2018  Plastic beads, glue, wood panel 60 × 48 × 2½ inches Courtesy of the artist and Fitzpatrick, Los Angeles / Paris

Raúl de Nieves

Winter, 2018

Plastic beads, glue, wood panel
60 × 48 × 2½ inches
Courtesy of the artist and Fitzpatrick, Los Angeles / Paris

The passage of time makes itself visible in nature through color. The seasons, marked by Earth’s relationship to the sun, march ceaselessly into one another—the death of winter brings the rebirth of life in spring. De Nieves envisions these seasonal shifts in four crystal-encrusted paintings. Each painting in the series is appropriately titled after one of the four seasons, personified as a character. The “face” of each corresponding season appears from beneath dense foliage, rendered in a range of colors that evoke the natural passage of time.

–Risa Puleo, Curator