VICTOR REYES | Down for you | February 23, 2013 | 8 – 11pm

February 28 2013 . 02:34am

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VICTOR REYES | Down for you
Opening reception: February 23, 2013 | 8 – 11pm
Show runs: February 23 – March 9, 2013

Known Gallery
441 North Fairfax Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90036
info@knowngallery.com

Down For You” is a new body of work from Victor Reyes

Victor Reyes has dedicated more than half of his life to painting. Commitment is evident in his work and is a constant theme in the tradition of the graffiti movement. Dedications are hallmarks, written in tribute for the memory of those who came before us and for those who have departed. “Down for you” is a collection of paintings in oil and spray paint that conjure up an imaginary world of pigments and memories.

These pictures are the building blocks of a new painting language for Victor Reyes. Classical references are deconstructed in primitive strokes to complete these anti-portraits and landscapes. The meanings derived from these pieces are multifaceted. Plain objects, stretched across color fields that combat the frame work to which they are bound and tethered, reveal the excitement of destruction. The momentum and rhythm of these movements obscure earlier marks of beauty and begin to decompose the subject into forms less recognizable.

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Victor Reyes | Sew What America preview photos by Oliver Fader

February 22 2013 . 12:56am

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VICTOR REYES | Down for you teaser video

February 20 2013 . 12:32am

VICTOR REYES | Down for you
Opening reception: February 23, 2013 | 8 – 11pm
Show runs: February 23 – March 9, 2013

Known Gallery
441 North Fairfax Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90036
info@knowngallery.com

Down For You” is a new body of work from Victor Reyes

Victor Reyes has dedicated more than half of his life to painting. Commitment is evident in his work and is a constant theme in the tradition of the graffiti movement. Dedications are hallmarks, written in tribute for the memory of those who came before us and for those who have departed. “Down for you” is a collection of paintings in oil and spray paint that conjure up an imaginary world of pigments and memories.

These pictures are the building blocks of a new painting language for Victor Reyes. Classical references are deconstructed in primitive strokes to complete these anti-portraits and landscapes. The meanings derived from these pieces are multifaceted. Plain objects, stretched across color fields that combat the frame work to which they are bound and tethered, reveal the excitement of destruction. The momentum and rhythm of these movements obscure earlier marks of beauty and begin to decompose the subject into forms less recognizable.

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SWA PROJECT | Opens Saturday February 23, 2013

February 20 2013 . 12:09am

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SWA PROJECT | Sew What America
Opening reception: February 23, 2013 | 8 – 11pm
Show runs: February 23 – March 9, 2013

Known Gallery / Project Room
441 North Fairfax Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90036
info@knowngallery.com

Hand made Quilts, Flat Work, and accessories designed by Katrina Santa-Ana and Victor Reyes.

The conversation between textile design and painting has been developed into quilts and flat work that resemble the tapestries of America Folk-Art. Having worked within this conversation over the past year Katrina Santa-Ana and Victor Reyes have turned these quilts into accessories that are full of the unique energy of both painting and quilting. The initial goal was to create flat works that wove the story of graffiti into the context of American folk art as the recognition of urban art gains acceptance the world. These pieces visually marry old traditions with the new role of graffiti as a form of cultural expression and Identity.
Hand made in San Francisco, California, the Sew What America collaboration between the paintings of Victor Reyes and the flat work designs of Katrina Santa-Ana. These accessories feature original designs on fine linens and exotic leathers. Each piece is individually printed or hand painted and sewn into a unique jewel that radiates individuality and comfort. Handmade with love, no two are the same, and each is something worth admiring.
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Victor Reyes in studio preparing for DOWN FOR YOU | Opens Saturday February 23, 2013

February 18 2013 . 07:35am

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