Each year for over four decades, the Dane County Cultural Affairs Commission's annual art poster has showcased a different, talented local artist. This tradition lives on in 2023. Poster donations help support the Commission's mission and programs: fostering public participation, increasing access, and forging alliances in support of local arts, culture, and history.
About the Artwork:
Richie Morales - Artist Statement
I am a self-taught painter that does not hesitate in his stroke, I explore the accident as a form of communion with the unknown and regularly reflect about the role of art in social justice. Since childhood in Guatemala, I have experimented with textures and materials while working in trades of carpentry and construction work that today I integrate into my painting. My life is marked by signs of socio-economic violence as well as with legacies of personal and community resilience.
Art is for me the only space where light and darkness, the grotesque and beautiful, love and fear can integrate with each other to birth a fuller whole. And because of this, I keep painting. In my path I had the opportunity to participate in multiple artistic collaborations across our continent of America, and I currently live in Madison, Wisconsin.
Learn More: http://richiemoralesarte.com
Instagram: @RichieMoralesArte #XibalbaArtStudio