New print release by VICTOR REYES at ArtHeist.com

June 09 2015 . 09:24am

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VICTOR REYES
Unequal Parts, 2015
21 color handpulled serigraph
22″ x 15″
Arches 88 French mould-made
100% cotton fiber paper 300gsm
Edition 40
$125.00 + s/h

Available now at: www.ArtHeist.com

 

Born in Milwaukee, WI, painter Victor Reyes is inspired by the unspoken language of visual art. At a young age, Reyes found himself impressed by the ambiguity and mise-en-scène of the Coen brothers films, connecting with the atmospheric tension onscreen. He continued to grow aware of the art around him and became inspired by his mother’s taste for the decorative prints of Aubrey Beardsly and deeply stirred by the dark revealing world in Francis Bacon’s paintings.

Reyes is a thinking artist encouraged by his desire for life outside of the norm. After moving to Southern California in the early 1990’s, he discovered local graffiti on the walls of the city and was forever changed. The large urban masterpieces, bright colors, and typography activated REYES, now a painter with a graffiti name. The adventure making art on the streets became an exploration and daily exercise to draw, paint, and experiment. He saw through the class distinctions that dwell within the general population and how troubling and mundane that existence is.

After a move to San Francisco and years painting murals and engaging in personal art projects in the community, he started showing in the gallery. His pictoral sense and narrative conceptualization take form in a new repertoire, a language of painting he actually hopes does not have mass appeal though shown to the masses. A subtext to the city he inhabits, his work is a distinct voice within young American painting.

Reyes’ work has been commissioned by brands such as Louis Vuitton, Twitter, and Nike. In 2010, the San Francisco Chronicle featured a cover story about him called “Man of Letters on a Mission.” His paintings have been exhibited in Germany, Japan, Miami, New York and Los Angeles.

For Reyes, his work is simply the art of the unimplied.

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New HPM by Victor Reyes titled Broken Cage available now at www.ArtHeist.com

February 15 2015 . 01:15am

 

Victor Reyes
Broken Cage, 2015
12 color Screenprint, all hand touched with Gouache
Arches 88 French mouldmade heavyweight archival paper
30″ x 22″
Signed and numbered by artist
Certified by Art Heist
Edition of 38
$275.00

Available now at: ArtHeist.com

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The Seventh Letter and RVCA present the #RVCATWFSL and #PMALOHATOUR in Honolulu, Hawaii

March 07 2014 . 08:54pm

The Seventh Letter and RVCA present the #RVCATWFSL and #PMALOHATOUR in Honolulu, Hawaii
Shot and edited by OCHE

rvca.com
theseventhletter.com
powwowhawaii.com

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ASKEW REYES ZES teaser video from Pow! Wow! Hawaii 2014

February 18 2014 . 08:11pm

ASKEW REYES ZES teaser video from Pow! Wow! Hawaii 2014 filmed and edited by Willie T

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STUDIO VISIT with VICTOR REYES and KATRINA SANTA ANA

January 22 2014 . 02:15pm

 

VICTOR REYES | PAPER WORK
KATRINA SANTA ANA | SEW WHAT AMERICA

Opening reception January 25, 2014 | 8-11pm
On view January 25 – February 8, 2014

THE SEVENTH LETTER
Flagship Store and Gallery
346 North Fairfax Avenue
Los Angeles, California 90036

 

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