Due to sizing, this RUN is only available unframed.
Each print from this series is unique with hand painted elements, the one your receive may vary slightly from the image shown.
"'Out Cast" is a classic image from mythology intended to provoke philosophical interpretation. The image has been in my library for years, this is my fourth and best attempt at re-assembling my feeling about this image. The original piece was painted on wood panel with gouache and acrylic. This limited edition is a hand painted multiple serigraph with painted layers of Holbein Gouache. This piece is based on this illustration that I’ve had forever that I used for a reference piece. This screen print is a real loose, abstract interpretation of the illustration. It’s essentially the arch angel Michael and he’s casting Satan out of heaven. Although it’s really loose, there’s this angel at the top and he’s literally standing on the devil with a spear in his heart. The whole thing is related back to a conversation based on classic literature, Portrait of the Artist As a Young Man, the James Joyce novel. To paraphrase it’s about the idea of creativity and being an artist, in Latin they call in non-serviam, or not to serve. You’re not going to live by the bible or church, you’re going to make art and be creative. That’s what the print is about loosely and a bit of the inspiration." - Victor Reyes
Since the early 90s, Victor Reyes has been painting. His work has been shown extensively in countries around the world, including the group show titled Letters First (2006) which traveled to Tokyo, Taipei, Korea, and Barcelona, Public Provocation (2008) at Carhartt Gallery, Weil am Rein, Germany, Will Rise group show (2010) as Yves Laroche Gallery, Montreal, Canada and Misspelled (2010), a solo show at Robert Berman E6 Gallery, San Francisco. Misspelled was culminated through an experiment in typography in which Reyes painted all 26 letters of the alphabet in the Mission and he published a 104-page book for the exhibition under the same name. Reyes' work has been commissioned for Louis Vuitton in conjunction with Stephen Sprouse for a San Francisco Flagship store release and in 2010, his feature, "Man of Letters on a Mission" was the cover story for the San Francisco Chronicle.