Art is Moving sat down with Political Artist Diego Marcial Rios. He has had around 400 exhibitions in the last 25 years! Needless to say, he has had an impact on the art world.
In terms of my assumptions about political art and artists, Diego filled the passionate and opinionated category, but not the one-sidedness that I feel at times when looking at political art.
Lisa and I also spoke with Art Hazelwood a few weeks ago and I came to some more realizations about Political Art. There are SO MANY categories! And, just like all other art, what you consider successful is subjective. We’ll talk more about that next week–hopefully I’ll have our chat with Art up then.
Diego’s work is an interesting mixture of religion, politics and social critique. I wonder how many people see what he sees when he creates his work.
Learn More by visiting Diego’s Website: https://diegomarcialrios.com/