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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Recap Photos of Cruel Summer at Jonathan Levine Gallery curated by Roger Gastman

August 22 2014 . 08:48pm

Summer is the season where new art gets discovered as many group shows pop up when most of the art industry goes on vacation before things pick up again in September. Jonathan LeVine Gallery worked with renowned curator Roger Gastman to bring together a bold grouping of graffiti & urban artists both old and new. Entitled Cruel Summer, this great exhibition showcased a new level of work from each artist. There was some familiar imagery, but the work comes off fresh to attendees who were clamoring for something new for their senses. Gastman has been working in the scene for decades and it showed as it seemed like every writer & artist in town was in attendance.

The large scale show was held at both gallery locations, which were needed for the battalion of fine artists involved including Ben Venom, Blade, Caleb Neelon, Cleon Peterson, Cope2, Dabs Myla, Eric Haze, Finok, Freedom, Horfe, HuskMitNavn, Mark Bode, Maya Hayuk, Mike Ballard (Cept), Mike Giant, Niagara, Pose, Revok, Rime, Risk, Sam Friedman, Shepard Fairey, Tim Conlon and Victor Reyes.

Photo credit: Joe Russo

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Roger Gastman and Jonathan LeVine | Cruel Summer video

August 13 2014 . 12:52am

Source: complex.com

More info at: jonathanlevinegallery.com

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Recap Video of VICTOR REYES | PAPER WORK and KATRINA SANTA ANA | SEW WHAT AMERICA

January 30 2014 . 08:31am

On view January 25 – February 8, 2014

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

Filmed & Edited by Zane Meyer

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