This coming Saturday, March 24th from 6-11pm, two good friends of mine, Victor Reyes and Dylan Maddux , will be showing at Known Gallery in LA, CA. These two are extremely talented and have put an incredible amount of work into this show. I look forward to celebrating this exhibit with them and am sure many others will too. If you are in the area, come through and check it out!
Known Gallery is pleased to present The Jungle, featuring new paintings by Victor Reyes. In this ambitious body of work, Reyes’ illuminates the savage nature of humanity in the context of modern day America while simultaneously exposing the primal, mammalian inclinations that pulse just under the facade of contemporary culture. The artist critiques the premium placed on notions of “civility” while celebrating instinct and acknowledging the dark underbelly of our society.
The Jungle is a two yearlong exploration of human nature and survival. Jungle themes first appeared on Reyes’ black and while murals and have been translated into the subject of many paintings on wood panel that explore a variety of color palettes.
He has been in Southeast Asia for the last year and a half. Of that time, he spent over a year in Bangkok photographing fashion, red light, and street culture. He has recently moved to Phnom Penh, Cambodia where he is currently working on completing his first book. Dylan will be displaying new work done during his time spent in Southeast Asia.
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