Victor Reyes

Victor Reyes

REYES is kind of a big deal. To anyone familiar with San Francisco, you’ll know the Mission is widely considered the epicenter of street art here. REYES’ work has littered the district for years, flourishing buildings with the electric colors and his recognizable handstyle. It’s always interesting to read a more mainstream critique of street art and graffiti, but it’s also exciting to see how the art forms have become increasingly recognized as viable and respectable. – juxtopaz

Victor Reyes

Screen shot 2013-04-01 at 7.33.21 PM Screen shot 2013-04-01 at 7.33.29 PMVictor Reyes is an artist with a unique style all his own. Reyes really came into his own when he filled the streets of San Francisco with a series of murals which took each letter from the alphabet, blowing them up to an architectural scale, and transformed them into massive beautiful ornamental caps for the 21st century.

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

Victor Reyes – Down For You from Brock Brake on Vimeo.

“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.” -Known Gallery