ALBERT REYES/MATT FURIE/AIYANA UDESEN - Monsanto

ALBERT REYES/MATT FURIE/AIYANA UDESEN - Monsanto

$300.00

ALBERT REYES/MATT FURIE/AIAYAN UDESEN – “Monsanto”. Marker, ink on Book cover . Measures 9.25″×6″ signed by Albert, Aiyana and Matt verso.

 

Albert Reyes is a Los Angeles-based San Francisco Art Institute graduate who has developed a style equally influenced by graffiti, comics, and fine art. Among other media, he draws and prints on the inside covers of old books and mixes traditional Mexican imagery, popular culture icons, and political suggestion.

 

Aiyana Udesen went to school at the San Francisco Art Institute with Reyes, and lives in San Francisco, where she gained attention for her “how-to-draw” series of zines, many of which have married her interests in celebrities, animals, and realistic-yet-stylish illustration.

Matt Furie, a San Francisco-based artist whose richly detailed, hyper colored illustrations and paintings reflect the creative cross breeding of The Neverending Story, unrestrained imagination of The Muppet Show, and humor of ALF. His corruption by popular culture is further complicated, or perhaps enriched by the energy of BMX culture and anarchy of street art.

 

About the Artist

Albert Reyes

Albert Reyes has been known to spit art on his hands and knees with a mouth full of beer in the middle of the street. 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. Reyes has exhibited at the Tree House Gallery, JUNC Gallery, Bent Gallery, Giant Robot LA SF NY, New Image Art Gallery LA, Black Market Gallery LA, Upper Playground SF, Low, Balazo, Ampersand, Stay Gold Gallery NYC, White Walls, Studio Number One, and in Paris, France. He has done album cover artwork for the band Le Rev and singer/songwriter Simone White. He has also appeared in the New York Times: Year In Ideas, Swindle, Chicano Art Magazine and appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live, CW’s Online Nation, and CNN.