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Diego de la Rosa

BFA 2014

Vigilante (Watcher)

oil on canvas, 2015, 36"w x 48"h

My work explores the social impact of urban crime in my native country, Venezuela, and relies on symbolism to explore the ideas and sentiments born from this reality. My process involves the collection of found imagery of criminal violence in Venezuela that is then rearranged into painted narratives full of imaginative elements such as giants, theatrical atmosphere and fantastical characters. I use these painted scenarios to illustrate the cultural notions surrounding crime, critical theories of frustration, spatial inhibition and the desire for power, which I employ to analyze the subject at hand.

Diego de la Rosa
 - Vigilante (Watcher)

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Due to the building guidelines that are in place in response to the COVID-19 situation, we are unable to install a new art exhibit in 2020 in our Farmington Hills, Michigan and Fort Worth, Texas offices.

Thankfully, the majority of artists who currently have their work on display in our Michigan and Texas locations have graciously allowed us to continue to do so for another year, through the spring of 2021. We would like to extend a huge thank you to those artists and we look forward to continuing with a new exhibition in the summer of 2021.