Samuel Vázquez's paintings are influenced by his youthful experiences in New York City as one of the early “style writers” of hip-hop culture. Vázquez investigates the resilience of humanity and its gift of rising beyond social constructs, all through the use of vibrant colors, uninhibited gestures, and relentless energy.
- Artist: Samuel Vázquez
- Materials: Found materials and mixed media on panel
- Installation: July 16 - November 12, 2017
- Location: Ticketing Hall
About the Artist: Samuel Vázquez was born in San Juan, Puerto Rico, and grew up in New York City. He is an independent artist who splits his time between Indianapolis and New York, lecturing on the history of style writing and exhibiting in museums and galleries in both cities. He is a 2017 Scholar in Residence at the IUPUI Arts and Humanities Institute and a 2017-2018 Creative Renewal Arts Fellow of the Arts Council of Indianapolis.