Julio Reyes | "Gypsy Blood"
Print - archival ink on 100% cotton rag watercolor paper
8 x 10"
Limited Edition: 50, signed and numbered by the artist
Born in Hollywood and raised in the urban sprawls of Los Angeles, Julio’s distinct artistic aesthetic was shaped early on by the platinum light and expansive concrete horizons of southern California. In his youth, Reyes was an athlete of uncommon ability and talent. It seemed that he would take the path of a professional soccer player, but decided instead to pursue an even greater passion, art. Julio earned a BFA in Painting and Drawing with a minor in Sculpture at the Laguna College of Art and Design in 2005. After graduation, he married his art school sweetheart and dove headfirst into a life of art making.
Through skillful craft and exquisite handling, Julio shares with us his unique and passionate vision in painting, drawing and sculpture. His work often depicts intimate dramas; brief moments of unnoticed grandeur, tender souls grappling with the pressures of modern life. He sees man as essentially lonely, and longing to see something of himself in this world. In this sense, art becomes a means to touch the conscience of another human being, in order to break the cold indifference of the universe.