Raul De Lara, For Being Left-Handed (2020)

Raul De Lara, For Being Left-Handed (2020)

Pine, Brass, Chiclets Gum, PVC Plastic, Particle Board, Galvanized Steel, Stainless Steel, Acrylic, Wood Glue, Poplar 27 x 12 x 13 in

Raul De Lara, 28 Years Later, 2020

Raul De Lara, 28 Years Later, 2020

Pine, Wisdom Tooth, Water, Rio Grande Dirt, Oak, Acrylic, Tzi-Te Beans, Red String, Wood Glue, Provincetown Sand, Walnut Dust, Terra-cotta Pigment, Lacquer 84 x 15 x 17 in

Self-Portrait/DACA, 2016

Self-Portrait/DACA, 2016

Synthetic Camo, Serape, Acrylic, Pine, Douglas Fir, MDF 44 x 31 x 18 in

Raul De Lara, She's so tired (2019)

Raul De Lara, She's so tired (2019)

Pine, Straw, Steel, Oak, Lacquer 84 x 15 x 17 in

Raul De Lara, Tired Broom (Texas), 2020

Raul De Lara, Tired Broom (Texas), 2020

Pine, Texas Laurel Beans, Lacquer, Red String, Broom Head, Oak 47 x 12 x 4 in

Raul De Lara, Tired Shovel (Twins), 2020

Raul De Lara, Tired Shovel (Twins), 2020

Douglas Fir, Ramin, Lacquer, Steel Shovel Head, Wall Hook, Plastic 32.5 x 8.5 x 4 in

Raul De Lara, A Change (2019 - Ongoing)

Raul De Lara, A Change (2019 - Ongoing)

Pine, Neodymium Magnet, Epoxy, Acrylic Dimensions variable

Raul De Lara, Pencil #2, 2020

Raul De Lara, Pencil #2, 2020

Pine, Acrylic, Ramin, #2 Pencil, Galvanized Steel 24 x 13 x 5 in

Raul De Lara, Home (2017)

Raul De Lara, Home (2017)

Sand, Silk, Pine, Oak, Acrylic, Epoxy Resin, Water, Wood Glue 38 x 33 x 18 in

Raul De Lara, Home (2017)

Raul De Lara, Home (2017)

Detail

Raul De Lara, The Shovel Who Cant Shovel  (2018/19)

Raul De Lara, The Shovel Who Cant Shovel (2018/19)

Pine, Sand, Oak, Plywood, Water, Wood Glue, Lacquer, Steel 36 x 38 x 10 in

Raul De Lara, Los Papeles, 2020

Raul De Lara, Los Papeles, 2020

Pine, Stone, Tzi-Te Beans, Red String, Lacquer, Steel

Raul De Lara, Los Papeles (2020)

Raul De Lara, Los Papeles (2020)

Pine, Stone, Tzi-Te Beans, Red String, Lacquer, Steel 45 x 13 x 6 in

Raul De Lara, Warmth, 2017

Raul De Lara, Warmth, 2017

Inflatable Tombstone : Ghost of Pepe - 2

Inflatable Tombstone : Ghost of Pepe - 2

Raul De Lara, Zompantle / Us (2019)

Raul De Lara, Zompantle / Us (2019)

Walnut, Zompantle, Pine, Tzi-Te Beans, Lacquer, Neodymium Magnets, Red String, Steel 85 x 33 x 25 in

Smile (Ptown) - 2020

Smile (Ptown) - 2020

S2020 Detail

S2020 Detail

RAUL DE LARA

 

b. 1991, Culiacán, Sinaloa, Mexico

 

De Lara immigrated from Mexico to the United States at the age of 12 and has been a DACA recipient since 2012. Growing up in Texas as a non-English speaker, feeling neither from here nor there, his work now reflects on ideas of nationality, language barriers, body language and the sense of touch. His sculptures explore how stories, folklore, and rituals can be silently communicated through inanimate objects, tools, and foreign environments. De Lara often works with wood, a material that always shows the passing of time on its skin. His aesthetics and materials are inspired by the shared backyard between the United States and Mexico.

 

De Lara received his MFA in Sculpture + Extended Media from Virginia Commonwealth University and a BFA from the University of Texas at Austin. He has been awarded the Ox-Bow School of Art Fellowship, a Chicago Artists Coalition HATCH Residency, the International Sculpture Center Outstanding Student Achievement in Contemporary Sculpture Award and he recently completed his fellowship at the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown.

 

 

 

 

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