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Saturday, October 13, 2012

Miguel Angel Reyes


Miguel Angel Reyes is a Los Angeles-based portrait and figurative painter, muralist, printmaker, and illustrator. He was born in Colima, Mexico in 1964 and immigrated to the United States in 1975. He went to Oits Parsons School of Design in 1987 and graduated with a BFA in fine art. In his work, he incorporates expressionist brushwork and a saturated palette to celebrate the classic Latin tradition. His photographs inform the way he creates paintings and prints. His art has been exhibited throughout the United States. He has also created murals for Los Angeles campaigns. His work can be seen in the collections of many different museums including LACMA.

The artwork that I chose is “Rosa.” I chose this piece because it doesn’t look like a typical rose. There is a lot of detail in the center of the flower and the shading is very pretty. It makes it seem like there is a lot of texture and 3D-like. This oil on canvas painting makes me feel calm due to the color palette used. I like the contrast it has from the black background. It makes the flower stand out even more. Its uniqueness captured my attention. Its lack of symmetry makes it quite beautiful. 

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