Daybreak Lees Reyes’ solo present “Mystical Ladies” will open on Feb. 4 and run till the twenty eighth within the Lees-Reyes Artwork Gallery, on the second flooring of Tumon Sands Plaza. The exhibit will characteristic a variety of work, drawings and sculptures from Lees Reyes’ physique of labor.
“Pictures of girls have been a big a part of my oeuvre for greater than 30 years. I’ve explored ladies on many ranges: private, bodily, political, cultural, environmental, and extra not too long ago on an emotional, religious, and mystical stage. I’m within the strong sensuality and the carefree attitudes of feminine figures which might be comfy in their very own pores and skin. Highly effective and full of sunshine,” Lees Reyes mentioned.
The solo present attracts from Lees Reyes’ distinctive, modern mastery of a wide range of inventive mediums, with works starting from marble-carved sculpture to silk work.
Reflecting on her work and flexibility as an artist, Lees Reyes mentioned: “For me, after I began working in earnest, I felt like I used to be all over, and didn’t have any clear steerage…you recognize, I need to do that, I need to try this, after which I need to paint a flower, after which I’m altering my type, time and again, the place it’s both lifelike after which it will get extra abstracted as I’m going on. However then, if you put a complete physique of labor collectively, then you definitely begin to see that it’s all related and that there’s a studying course of that’s happening. I’m a type of artists that wish to run round and take a look at new issues.”
Working with the motif of mystical ladies, Lees Reyes has alternated between completely different approaches to her artwork.
“In a number of the work, the photographs of girls started as a deliberate plan, with a central or simple to discern being. In different works, I began with nothing greater than a shade palette and random strokes. After I used to be glad with that effort, I went again in to ‘discover’ the ladies within the portray.
“Generally she is alone and different instances there are teams of her. On this course of, there was me with the instruments and the medium doing the phrase, however there was additionally one other me, watching all these ladies tackle their very own varieties. I’ve so loved permitting her to emerge as she needed, generally laughing out loud in delight at her capriciousness,” Lees Reyes mentioned.
Lees Reyes notes that girls in her work current themselves in numerous methods, with a variety of physique sorts, whereas some figures tackle half animal or half plant embodiments.
The work exhibited within the gallery will interact with the “Mystical Ladies” theme, whereas the artwork within the adjoining room will characteristic a form of retrospective of Lees Reyes’ work over the course of her profession.
“Embedded on this theme of Mystical Ladies is the ‘SHE’ collection. ‘SHE’ is an entity that has been part of my life for so long as I can bear in mind. I don’t have a transparent thought of what she appears to be like like or whether or not she is human, or animal, or plant, or a mix of the three. These work try to acknowledge her significance in my life.
“She has been a component of my desires, a voice of encouragement and help, and that voice that presses me to perform issues that I’m afraid to start out, the place I’m afraid to fail. She is a part of the me that I current to the general public, and he or she is the opposite extra reclusive me that loves my quiet time and my artistic time. She could possibly be thought of a muse, however I similar to to think about her as my greatest and strongest self,” Lees Reyes mentioned.
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