Subliminal Projects x Andres Guerrero x Albert Reyes

February 02, 2010

Opening Reception:
THIS Saturday, February 6th, 2010 / 8-11PM

Exhibition Dates:
February 6th – March 6th, 2010

Subliminal Projects
1331 W Sunset Blvd
LA CA 90026

CLICK HERE to Check out the exclusive interview that Juxtapoz did with Andres G.

New Works by Andres Guerrero and Albert Reyes, opening February 6th at Subliminal Projects, features a pair of artists and longtime friends whose contrasting bodies of work show both ends of the contemplation spectrum. On the introspective side lies Guerrero, who describes his skull imagery as “symbolic self-portrait representation… a descriptive means of living through death.” Reyes, on the other hand, blends his own experience into the contextual spheres of pop culture, politics, religion and life in L.A. “My view of the world is from L.A.,” says Reyes. “My view is through the L.A. media, taking in the culture, the people, the vastness of L.A. No one can escape the Hollywood impact.”

Stylistically, the two artists are equally divergent. Reyes’ works often consist of pencil and pen line drawings, rendered on the backsides of book covers, wood panels and the occasional found object. While they vary in detail from folk-like simplicity to photorealism, they always seem to carry a quality of surreal wisdom, with subject matter that is both stranger than fiction and funny because it’s true. Guerrero, conversely, paints rich layers and webs that express the fluid impermanence of life and the duality of confusion and comfort in his emotional struggles with personal loss, connection and reconnection. Together they combine to express life’s tension in its many forms – personal, cultural, spiritual – rendered meticulously and fluently.