Victor Reyes, a leading visual artist in the Bay Area, began painting in the early nineties in Orange County. While he has worked as a graffiti writer since the 1990s, over the past decade, his studio work has taken new directions, growing increasingly abstract and painterly. His brilliant, luscious color blends and contrasts layer upon one another as hints and evocations of landscapes and figures emerge in and among them.
As a teenager, he was inspired by the local graffiti crew called AWR – Angels Will Rise or Art Work Rebels, and from then on developed a unique and iconic lyrical style. His work has been shown internationally, including in Bosnia, Germany, Switzerland, Taipei, Japan, and the US in Miami, New York, and Los Angeles. With no formal art education, Reyes is deeply inspired by his peers, including the California artist community “The Seventh Letter” and the Los Angeles crew called MSK for Mad Society Kings. For the past decade, Reyes has been active in the Bay Area, creating murals, engaging in personal art projects, and freelancing.