Changarreando Instagram Live + Q&A with Artist Robby Riojas

Nov. 23

Nov. 23 @ 5:00 pm 5:45 pm

You’re invited to Mexic-Arte Museum’s Changarreando Instagram Live event with Artist Robby Riojas on Tuesday, November 23rd from 5:00 pm – 5:45 pm CST taking place virtually through the Museum’s Instagram account @mexic_arte! Mario Villanueva, Mexic-Arte Museum’s Marketing and Events Associate, will facilitate the virtual event with a series of questions directed at the artist including a Q&A taking place during the last 20 minutes of the event. 

Artwork: Robby Riojas, Rite of Passage, Sculpture, 24″ x 24″, 2019

About the Artist: 

Robert Riojas III is a painter and sculptor based in Houston, Texas. His entire body of work consists of many reusable materials. The one unifying process amongst all of his pieces is the connection of fire. By burning, all is reborn or refined. Throughout the ashes, his designs evolve out of this sequence.

Artist Statement 

“My art is a vision of restoration and regeneration of the weathered human condition. Through the deforestation connecting to emotions, light still shines in a dystopian world. I focus on capturing the journey of an individual who experiences subconscious turning points in their life. By incorporating stories and sharing past occurrences in my paintings, even though each piece is conceptual, I distort forms for an expressive effect. Vivid colors, symbolic images, geometry and real life subject matter give the meaning behind an emotional process behind each creation. As a contemporary romanticism artist, I believe so much is discarded in this world that is genuine and virtuous. As I reclaim materials, it is immediately reevaluated.”