Julio Reyes

Julio Reyes/ Julio Reyes

United States 1982

Sculpture, Painting, Drawing

www.julioreyes.com

Julio Reyes
Julio Reyes
Male
United States
1982

Though many present artists have devoted much of their younger days to studying and perfecting the craft of art, there are those that discover their innate ability to create, devoting themselves to it. A promising athlete in his youth, Julio Reyes surprisingly shifted his choice of career and boldly delved into the world of art. Committed as much as talented, he has developed a practice that can inspire any “hidden” artists to take up the brush and follow the path of artistic expression. Portraying the beauty of life that he sees in compassion, perseverance, and love, each of Reyes’ works are charged with the energy he instills into them.

Julio Reyes - Dark Waters, 2014 artist  2016
Julio Reyes – Dark Waters, 2014

A Turn Towards Art

Born in Hollywood and raised in the urban environment of Los Angeles, Julio Reyes started his life as an artist of a different sort. Being a very promising athlete that showed great talent and skill, Reyes’ career of a soccer player was all but determined. However, there was another great love that he cultivated and it was towards the expression through art, taking up the craft through scholarship. Receiving a BFA in Painting and Drawing with a minor in Sculpture at the Laguna College of Art and Design, he set himself upon the path of portraying what he feels are the great beauties of life. Bringing these ideas closer to us via painting, drawing, and sculpture, Reyes keeps creating in his California-based studio.

Julio Reyes portrays what he feels are the great beauties of life

Julio Reyes - Swallows, 2014 video  home  candice  paintings
Julio Reyes – Swallows, 2014

Beauty of Life

With his practice spanning painting, drawing, and sculptural work, Reyes puts a lot of meaning and personal views in each of the pieces he makes. Hearing a lot of stories as a child of both sorrow and mirth, both struggle and success, Reyes recognized the ability for compassion and perseverance that nests in all people, seeing life as a place of omnipresent beauty. Inspired by the human capacity for great love, courage, and deeds, he hopes to convey such emotions and thoughts to others through his artistic practice. Depicting the challenges we have to face in the urban environment and the pain of having to face them alone, Reyes offers grace in compassion, sincerity, and love that radiates through his works. Instilling them with the emotions he himself feels, his detailed pieces offer stories deeper than what first meets the eye, evoking thought and empathy.

Reyes recognizes the ability for compassion and perseverance that nests in all people

Julio Reyes - Asunder video  home  candice  paintings
Julio Reyes – Asunder

Conveying the Emotion

In his quest to celebrate the beauty that life offers, Julio Reyes unveils his artistic potential: working across several different mediums, his works easily convey the emotion that he pours into his subjects, making them easily relatable to. With a firm, steady hand and an eye for compassion and human interaction masterfully displayed, Reyes continues to impress the viewers and a number of both solo and group exhibitions speak towards it. Praised and featured by various art-related magazines and a winner of several awards, he looks to devote the rest of his life to artistic creation, hoping to transmit the love for life that he himself garners.

Julio Reyes lives and works between southern and northern California.

Featured image: Julio Reyes. All images credit the artist.

YearExhibition TitleGallery/MuseumSolo/Group
2015Los Angeles Art ShowLos AngelesGroup
2015Works on Paper Show, Moleskin PojectArcadia Contemporary, NYGroup
2015Paintguide ShowThe Unit London, LondonGroup
2014Contemporary Realism BiennialFort Wayne Museum of Art, INGroup
2014Small Works ShowArcadia Contemporary, NYGroup
2014Five & UnderArcadia Contemporary, NYGroup
2014Julio ReyesArcadia Contemporary, NYSolo
2014 Los Angeles Art ShowLos AngelesGroup
2014Art Wynwood Maimi FLGroup
2013Black Friday Maxwell Alexander GalleryGroup
2013Small Works Show, Arcadia Fine Arts NYGroup
2013Selfish Curated by Sean Cheetham Katherine Cone Gallery, Los Angelels CaliforniaGroup
2013Los Angeles Art Show, Arcadia Fine Arts NYGroup
2012Drawing The Line Arcadia Fine Arts NYGroup
2012Los Angeles Art ShowLos AngelesGroup
2012Artists For The New Century The Bennington VT Group
2012The Art of the Portrait PSOA Conference 2012 Philadelphia, PAGroup
2011Julio ReyesArcadia Fine Arts NYSolo
2011Los Angeles Art ShowArcadia Fine Arts NY Group
2011“99th Annual Gold Medal Exhibition” California Art Club at the Pasadena Museum of California Art, CA Group
2011“Crocker Art Auction” Crocker Museum Sacramento, CA Group
2011“100th Annual Gold Medal Exhibition” California Art Club at the Pasadena Museum of California Art, CA Group
2010Small Works Show, Arcadia Fine Arts NY Group
2010San Francisco Fine Art FairSan FranciscoGroup
2010Los Angeles Art ShowArcadia Fine Arts NY Group
2010“99th Annual Gold Medal Exhibition” California Art Club at the Pasadena Museum of California Art, CA Group
2009“Fairhaven Art Exhibition 2009 AD” the Fairhaven Mausoleum Santa Ana, CA Group
2009“98th Annual Gold Medal Exhibition” California Art Club at the Pasadena Museum of California Art, CA Group
2008“Roseville Arts 32nd Annual Open Juried Exhibition” Blue Line Gallery Roseville, CA Group
2008“Fairhaven Art Exhibition 2008 AD” the Fairhaven Mausoleum Santa Ana, CA Group
2002-2007“Fairhaven Group Exhibition 2007 AD” the Fairhaven Mausoleum Santa Ana, CA Group
2002-2007“Fairhaven Group Exhibition 2006 AD” the Fairhaven Mausoleum Santa Ana, CA Group
2002-2007“Celebrating Freedom Through Imagination” FORMA Irvine, CA Group
2002-2007Group ShowPeter Plotkin Foundation Group
2002-2007“Collector’s Showcase” at private residence Laguna Beach, CA Group