Changarreando with Robby Riojas: Instagram Takeover

Nov. 3, 2021

Nov. 3, 2021 @ 12:00 pm Nov. 30, 2021 @ 7:00 pm

Cover image artwork: (Closeup) Robby Riojas, Transmission of Customs, 2018, Mosaic, 36” x 60”

Prophetic Decay, 2020, Sculpture, 48″ x 48″
Rite of Passage, 2019, Sculpture, 24″ x 24″

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.”

Changarrito cart November 13 & 14

Artists have the opportunity to sell their art on the Changarrito cart in front of the Museum (or an offsite location, as representative for the Museum during various Austin festivals). Changarreando expands the reach of the artist by presenting their gallery online, while allowing the option to sell merch over Instagram and receive 100% of the sale.

Robert Riojas featured his artwork on the Changarrito cart outside the Museum’s entrance on November 13th and 14th, 2021.

Follow us on Instagram and Facebook for updates on original work available for purchase and behind the scenes of the artist’s work, space, and creative process.

Changarrito Instagram Live Interview on Tuesday, November 23

Mexic-Arte Museum’s Changarrito Instagram Live event with Artist Robby Riojas took place on Tuesday, November 23rd from 5:00 pm – 5:45 pm CST. Mario Villanueva, Mexic-Arte Museum Marketing & Events Associate, facilitated 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.

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