Lance De Los Reyes: Gifts of Telepathy
Nov 2022 – January 2023
Vito Schnabel Gallery
The Previous Santa Monica Put up Business
1248 5th Road
Santa Monica, CA 90401
Items of Telepathy is the very first solo presentation of Lance De Los Reyes’s work in Los Angeles. On see at Vito Schnabel Gallery by January 2023, the exhibition will aspect a lot more than two dozen paintings and sculptures manufactured by the late artist and poet between 2012 and his loss of life in 2021.
Across the decades of his follow, Lance De Los Reyes progressed from a observed road artist acknowledged by the tagged presence of his change moi, RAMBO, into a dedicated studio painter and sculptor, producing a hanging visual language dominated by symbols and pictographs conceived to map his consciousness.
By his emphatic, massive-scale will work, De Los Reyes sought to share his recollections of the past and the existing, and to job the opportunities he imagined in our long term in advance. His summary photographs on canvas and paper convey a eyesight of the spiritual and pure worlds entwined, sacred and profane in consistent oscillation, exerting a palpable imaginative force industry. The artist’s wife Anna De Los Reyes writes: “Lance was ready to brilliantly read through each and every day like a e-book of divinity. Looking at the story of our souls embedded in the symbolism of character, he drew on these vortices of mindful energy to extract and create from what lifetime delivers.”
In 2020, though expending time with his mentor, the artist Donald Baechler, in upstate New York, De Los Reyes made a sequence of protect sculptures that materialize his beliefs. A range of these will be exhibited for the initially time in the exhibition at the Outdated Santa Monica Article Business office. Anna De Los Reyes clarifies that the sculptures have been “intended to be vessels that guard a sacred truth…Lance felt that when folks neglect the holy transmissions that information us, we will have to uncover a way to seem further into our shadows, in get to heal.
This was an intensely own journey for Lance. He hardly ever moved in anxiety as he stepped into ceremony. Viewing how the planet holds us, and we in convert hold the planet, he presented these shields as a reward. In these sculptures, main shades and natural shapes symbolize the chemical compounds of his craft in alliance with the natural environment. White getting the salt of the earth crimson expressing the element of sulfur, our lifeblood, and hearth blue remaining the spirit and the affect of water black, a messenger of the mystery and sorrow yellow to channel the glory of the sunshine and green to constitute resurrection. Lance purposely forged spells to transmute the base metals of decreased man into non secular gold, generating 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 series of paintings from 2016, and illustrations will be on watch in this exhibition.
In his past overall body of function, accomplished in early 2021, De Los Reyes started checking out additional distinctively animal topics, which include otherworldly creatures peeking by way of and superimposed upon monumentally-sized masks. Abstract designs and figures collide in these colourful, energetic, totemic will work, signalizing a course that De Los Reyes might have taken.
©2022 Lance De Los Reyes, Argenis Apolinario, Vito Schnabel Gallery
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