Painting

Albert Reyes "Made in America"

Aug 12, 2016 - Aug 27, 2016Slow Culture, Los Angeles

Albert Reyes's new exhibition at Slow Culture, "Made in America" features an immersive experience of 500+ works and various multimedia installations which includes a custom haunted house. During a time of uncertainty and instability, Albert’s work presents a unique insight into the world’s current state of affairs. With a expansive career having shown in various galleries and museums, this collection of work is a retrospective look into the artists ever evolving career.

Albert Reyes was born in the Los Angeles suburb of Panorama City in 1971 and grew up in the working class neighborhood of El Sereno. Having been known to create artwork out of anything from what he has in his pockets to whatever he can find walking through his neighborhood. He has also shown in a gallery along with a painting by Picasso. These same strange dualities and juxtapositions are highly prevalent in his work, which tackles both conceptual and graffiti art. Recognized for his ubiquitous “GIVE “ tag, Albert has a distinctive artistic approach inspired not only by street art, comic books, and American pop culture; but also by contemporary and classical “high art “. Many of his drawings and illustrations incorporate everything from icons of corporate America to Hollywood stars to mass media to politics to consumerism. His goals are simple: make a living as an artist and use his talent to make a positive impact on people’s lives.