De La Nuez, Nelson
Nelson De La Nuez uses his sharp wit mixed with his knowledge of art history, religion, nostalgia and pop culture popular icons to create a completely unique and refreshing type of art. He has never been afraid to take chances in his work. People love the fact that it is bold and outspoken, both in color and often subject matter.
Yo Mama's Last Supper and Sunday in The Park with Trailer Trash are pieces that reflect his irreverent, offbeat sense of humor.
De La Nuez's artwork brightens homes and souls around the world. His collectors range from Australia to Alaska to England and everywhere in between. His art is collected by many celebrities, including comedians, singers, directors, producers, actors and talk show hosts as well as major corporations and savvy business owners. A few proud owners include: Burt Reynolds, Paris Hilton, Barry Manilow, Shannon Elizabeth, John Travolta, Jonathan Winters, Jay Leno, Ellen Brown (Director of The Tonight Show), Pam Dawber, Sally Struthers, Rosie O' Donnell, Carrie Fisher, the late great John Ritter, Gary Owens and the list goes on...
De La Nuez contributes his art to charity auctions for hospitals, abused children, Alzheimer's research, AIDS events and MANY different animal rescue causes. His artwork has earned thousands of dollars for charities.
One of De La Nuez's client's summed it up best, "No matter what is going on in the world, I look at your art and it makes me smile." "Ultimately," says the artist, "That is what it's all about."