We are one of the most beautiful creatures on earth. As guardians and protectors of humanity and other species, we are also our own worst enemy. I paint people because we matter. It is in the communal spirit that I celebrate humanity and also captivated by the lines on their face and the calluses on our hands. I derive beauty in the inner narrative of each individual. In that, I find inspiration.
Cesar Conde is a Chicago based artist. Born in Manila, Philippines and has lived most of his artistic life in The Windy City. He is the recipient of the first “Paul Collins Diversity Award” in ArtPrize 2014. He is also one of the 10 artist selected to participate in a special project with The Field Museum. For 2015. Conde studied with the French master Patrick Betaudier in Monflanquin, France and with John Michael Angel at the Angel Academy in Florence, Italy. He has exhibited both in and outside the U.S. border. Conde draws his passion from socially conscious issues such as Race and Gender Inequality, Poverty, Workers Rights and any issues inflicting pain and destroys humanity. Conde believes that Art can heal and provoke. It makes us think and be compassionate. Art can change the world.