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Raf Reyes

b. 1998

About Raf Reyes was born in 1998. He lives and works in Paris, France. After studying business at the University of Warwick, where he is permanently exhibited, he joined the MFA at the Royal College of Arts (RCA) in London. Raf Reyes is also co-founder and creative director of world-renowned fashion brand Very Rare Clothing. Raf's art is characterized by his constant search for innovation and his rejection of rules. Both a passionate photographer and a creator of digital content, he navigates with finesse between different media of expression. Raf Reyes crosses between the lines and mixes the old with the new, exploring the fundamental relationship between the creator and his creation. His many sensibilities as well as his unique imagination allow him to deliver to his spectators the genesis of an art that cries out for truth, his own. Lulled by street art, graffiti of all kinds and the advertising world, Raf Reyes' art is fueled by an almost punk non-conformism, where hip hop, American rap, "Do It Yourself" culture, skateboard and fashion are mixed. Raf's works have a unifying scope. The multitudes of layers superimposed on Raf's works are like layers of a human mind: some reveal the obvious, while others hide dangerous secrets. This underlines an explicit desire to touch the unconscious. The artist then delivers a new perception of the challenges of his era, in which the machine is an additional way of creating, acting, and understanding the human. By always pushing the limits of his mastery of digital tools a little further, he undoubtedly elevates digital art to the same level as traditional art forms.
CV Solo Exhibitions 2022 Revival, curated by Darmo, Palatul Ghica Victoria, Bucarest, RO 2021 Raf Reyes Solo Show, curated by Darmo, Vendôme Saint-Honoré, Paris, FR 2020 Raf Reyes Solo Show, curated by Darmo, Vendôme Saint-Honoré, Paris, FR Raf Reyes chez Salvatore Ferragamo, Salvatore Ferragamo, Paris, FR Group Exhibitions 2023 5 years of Darmo, Gismondi & Darmo, Paris, FR 2022 A Flavor of Darmo, Gismondi & Darmo, Antibes, FR 2021 Summer Exhibition, Gismondi & Darmo, Antibes, FR 2020 Summer Exhibition, Gismondi & Darmo, Antibes, FR Quand les fleurs nous sauvent,Xfleurs, Paris, FR 2019 AFM-Telethon, France 2 & Drouot, Paris, FR Symbioses, Gismondi & Darmo, Paris, FR 2018 Métamorphoses, curated by Darmo, Gismondi & Darmo, Paris, FR Public and Private Collections Warwick Business School, Coventry, UK Fondation Palais Ghica Victoria Education 2019-2021 MFA, Royale College of Art (RCA), London, UK 2015-2019 Bachelor of Science, University of Warwick, Coventry, UK
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