Lance De Los Reyes: Items of Telepathy
Nov 2022 – January 2023
Vito Schnabel Gallery
The Old Santa Monica Put up Office environment
1248 5th Street
Santa Monica, CA 90401
Gifts of Telepathy is the first solo presentation of Lance De Los Reyes’s work in Los Angeles. On see at Vito Schnabel Gallery by means of January 2023, the exhibition will element a lot more than two dozen paintings and sculptures built by the late artist and poet involving 2012 and his dying in 2021.
Throughout the several years of his apply, Lance De Los Reyes progressed from a famous street artist identified by the tagged existence of his change ego, RAMBO, into a focused studio painter and sculptor, developing a placing visible language dominated by symbols and pictographs conceived to map his consciousness.
By his emphatic, big-scale performs, De Los Reyes sought to share his memories of the previous and the present, and to job the opportunities he imagined in our upcoming in advance. His summary photographs on canvas and paper convey a vision of the spiritual and natural worlds entwined, sacred and profane in frequent oscillation, exerting a palpable artistic force subject. The artist’s wife Anna De Los Reyes writes: “Lance was equipped to brilliantly read through every single working day like a e book of divinity. Viewing the tale of our souls embedded in the symbolism of character, he drew on these vortices of mindful strength to extract and construct from what life delivers.”
In 2020, when shelling out time with his mentor, the artist Donald Baechler, in upstate New York, De Los Reyes designed a sequence of defend sculptures that materialize his beliefs. A choice of these will be exhibited for the to start with time in the exhibition at the Aged Santa Monica Write-up Workplace. Anna De Los Reyes clarifies that the sculptures had been “intended to be vessels that protect a sacred truth…Lance felt that when men and women neglect the holy transmissions that manual us, we must discover a way to seem further into our shadows, in get to heal.
This was an intensely own journey for Lance. He never moved in anxiety as he stepped into ceremony. Seeing how the environment holds us, and we in transform hold the entire world, he supplied these shields as a gift. In these sculptures, most important shades and natural and organic designs represent the substances of his craft in alliance with the all-natural entire world. White staying the salt of the earth red expressing the component of sulfur, our lifeblood, and fire blue staying the spirit and the influence of h2o black, a messenger of the thriller and sorrow yellow to channel the glory of the sunshine and eco-friendly to constitute resurrection. Lance purposely solid spells to transmute the foundation metals of lessen man into non secular gold, creating the groundwork of his boundless vision.”
De Los Reyes’ shield sculptures also derive inspiration from the concave shaped canvases of Ron Gorchov, of whom he was an ardent admirer. De Los Reyes experimented with Gorchov’s signature ‘saddle’ kind in a collection of paintings from 2016, and examples will be on perspective in this exhibition.
In his final system of operate, completed in early 2021, De Los Reyes started discovering additional distinctively animal subjects, which include otherworldly creatures peeking by and superimposed upon monumentally-sized masks. Summary shapes and figures collide in these colourful, energetic, totemic performs, signalizing a direction that De Los Reyes may possibly have taken.
©2022 Lance De Los Reyes, Argenis Apolinario, Vito Schnabel Gallery
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