Solo Show: Raf Reyes, at Vendôme Saint-Honoré
By appointment only
Sep 01 - Sep 01, 2021
VSH Vendome Saint-Honoré, 75001 Paris, France
Raf Reyes started as a self-taught artist. He met his first success on social networks, where he still broadcasts his creations and messages today.
Photographer and digital creator, the uniqueness of Raf's art lies in his permanent search for innovation, and his rejection of rules. Press plates, collages, photos, paintings, quotations, are all characteristic elements of his digital compositions.
Raf overturns notions of rigidity, conventional artistic norms, and explores emerging trends in digital art.
Pushing back the limits of his digital mastery, Raf Reyes undoubtedly elevates digital art to the same level as traditional art forms.
Raf Reyes is also a committed artist: his work is the manifesto of his temperament as a man of action, and makes him a resolutely contemporary artist.
Raf Reyes is a master storyteller. His works always tell stories in which his own reflection on art, his overflowing imagination and the essence of the works he diverts, all merge together. Lezioni Fiorentine is Raf Reyes' first triptych, a format that the artist is particularly fond of because of the progression, almost narrative, that it allows. This triptych is based on The Payment of the Tribute (1420), a Florentine fresco by the great master Masaccio. By exploring the Renaissance, its inventions, progress and excesses, Raf Reyes questions and challenges our world.
In his Florentine Lesson, Raf questions the place of money and religion in society, blurring temporal boundaries to give his work a universal scope. The artist gives this biblical scene a surrealist and satirical dimension by including ultra-modern elements, characteristic of his artistic identity. The apostles talk to each other in slang and send text messages; St. Peter is transformed into a Japanese fish seller while Jesus accepts digital payments.