Technically, I am loyal to and have been instructed in the French Academic, Flemish and Venetian schools of figurative painting, including grisaille, glazing, scumbling and sight size techniques.
The subject matter is psychological, dictated by the influences of sexuality and violence on the self, presented within the context of modern Americana. The individual subjects are under some sort of stress, recognition, or surveillance, and the viewer is cast as juror, witness or spy.
Influences are varied and constant: the fantastical realism of Odd Nerdrom, the expressionist physco sexual contours of Egon Schiele, the waxy fleshy light of Lisa Yuskavage. Literary influences are equally important and include: Gore Vidal, Leo Tolstoy, Bret Easton Ellis, James Baldwin, and Erica Jong.
My goals are to stay humbled by technique and create images of lasting visceral and emotional impact.
There are no limits.
Juvenal Reis Studios
43-01 22nd St Studio
Long Island City, NY11101
W. 646 554 3392
NY Academy of Art, 2010-Present, CE
Skidmore College, BS, 1995
Group Exhibition and Awards Record
2010 V8 Gallery, Williamsburg New York
2010 Founders Grand Prize Award, Infinity Art Gallery.
2010 Open Studios, Juvenal Reis Studios/P.S.1 MOMA, New York
2009 Chelsea Museum, New York
2009 Nueberger Berman Foundation, N.Y
2009 Scribner Gallery, Saratoga New York
2009 Armory Art Week, New York
2009 Take Home a Nude Auction, Phillips DePury, Elaine Guggenheim - Curator
2003 Helen Frankenthaler Painting Award