Lance De Los Reyes: Gifts of Telepathy

Lance De Los Reyes: Gifts of Telepathy
Nov 2022 – January 2023
Vito Schnabel Gallery
The Outdated Santa Monica Submit Business office
1248 5th Road
Santa Monica, CA 90401

Presents of Telepathy is the to start with solo presentation of Lance De Los Reyes’s work in Los Angeles. On perspective at Vito Schnabel Gallery by way of January 2023, the exhibition will characteristic much more than two dozen paintings and sculptures designed by the late artist and poet among 2012 and his death in 2021.

Across the decades of his exercise, Lance De Los Reyes advanced from a observed avenue artist identified by the tagged presence of his alter ego, RAMBO, into a devoted studio painter and sculptor, establishing a placing visible language dominated by symbols and pictographs conceived to map his consciousness.

Lance De Los Reyes, Guardian Council VIII, 2021;
Lance De Los Reyes, Guardian Council VIII, 2021 Acrylic on canvas,
96 x 84 inches (243.8 x 213.4 cm) © The Estate of Lance De Los Reyes Image by
Argenis Apolinario Courtesy the artist and Vito Schnabel Gallery

Through his emphatic, huge-scale functions, De Los Reyes sought to share his reminiscences of the past and the existing, and to undertaking the options he imagined in our upcoming in advance. His summary pictures on canvas and paper convey a eyesight of the religious and natural worlds entwined, sacred and profane in frequent oscillation, exerting a palpable inventive power industry. The artist’s wife Anna De Los Reyes writes: “Lance was in a position to brilliantly go through just about every day like a e book of divinity. Viewing the story of our souls embedded in the symbolism of character, he drew upon these vortices of conscious electricity to extract and develop from what everyday living presents.”

Lance De Los Reyes, Untitled  2020 66 1/2 x 34 5/8 x 4 inches
(168.9 x 88 x 10.2 cm) © The Estate of Lance De Los Reyes Image by Argenis Apolinario Courtesy the artist and Vito Schnabel Gallery

In 2020, while shelling out time with his mentor, the artist Donald Baechler, in upstate New York, De Los Reyes created a sequence of shield sculptures that materialize his beliefs. A collection of these will be exhibited for the very first time in the exhibition at the Outdated Santa Monica Submit Place of work. Anna De Los Reyes explains that the sculptures were being “intended to be vessels that guard a sacred truth…Lance felt that when individuals neglect the holy transmissions that tutorial us, we must obtain a way to appear deeper into our shadows, in get to mend.

This was an intensely private journey for Lance. He hardly ever moved in concern as he stepped into ceremony. Seeing how the planet holds us, and we in flip maintain the earth, he provided these shields as a present. In these sculptures, most important shades and organic and natural designs represent the chemical compounds of his craft in alliance with the pure globe. White becoming the salt of the earth crimson expressing the aspect of sulfur, our lifeblood, and hearth blue remaining the spirit and the affect of h2o black, a messenger of the secret and sorrow yellow to channel the glory of the sun and inexperienced to constitute resurrection. Lance purposely cast spells to transmute the foundation metals of reduced man into non secular gold, developing the groundwork of his boundless eyesight.”

De Los Reyes’ shield sculptures also derive inspiration from the concave shaped canvases of Ron Gorchov, of whom he was an ardent admirer. De Los Reyes experimented with Gorchov’s signature ‘saddle’ variety in a collection of paintings from 2016, and illustrations will be on watch in this exhibition.

In his last body of do the job, concluded in early 2021, De Los Reyes started discovering far more distinctively animal subjects, including otherworldly creatures peeking through and superimposed on monumentally-sized masks. Summary styles and figures collide in these colourful, energetic, totemic performs, signalizing a direction that De Los Reyes might have taken.

©2022 Lance De Los Reyes, Argenis Apolinario, Vito Schnabel Gallery