Preparing for "Symbioses" @GalerieGismondi

D-2 before the start of the exhibition. All artworks are finally hung. This is just a small portion of the totality (to be exhibited) from the 25th of September to the 29th. I’m really happy with how it all came out, and being now a resident @GalerieGismondi is simply amazing. Pure blessings. I’m particularly happy with “Lezioni Fiorentine”, my first ever triptych, mixing the old (Masaccio) and the new, Raf (in some kind of symbiotic synergy).

 
“Lezioni Fiorentine” a triptych by Raf Reyes ©2019

“Lezioni Fiorentine” a triptych by Raf Reyes ©2019

RAF REYES' "Quand les fleurs nous sauvent" @LePurgatoire54Paradis

Literally translated to “When flowers save us”. Art fair/floral experience organized by Xfleurs corporation. Spanned from the beginning of June to the end of July 2019. I got invited to Xfleurs’ gig @LePurgatoire54Paradis; in my very own block in Paris! That was one helluva return to roots, where I grew up, surrounded (just a few buildings away) by greatness. Matisse, Nikki de St Phalle, Ori Gersht, Maia Flore etc. were also called on for the show. I made a masterpiece, entitled “Astrofloral” just for the occasion. Here it is, below, with a video accompanying it, explaining my artistic process. Lots of press articles too (see press tab, here).

 
“Astrofloral”, Raf Reyes ©2019

“Astrofloral”, Raf Reyes ©2019

RAF REYES' "METAMORPHOSES" @GALERIE GISMONDI

My first ever gallery gig! I was so excited to finally be able to display and sell my artworks somewhere legitimate. ‘Métamorphoses’ happened from the 20th to the 22nd of April 2018. A dozen of my (art)works were on display+sale, including some of my best shots that I had taken during my trips around the world (including the award-winning ‘Asakusa’ which we declined in 3 editions - all the other artworks were unique one-of-one pieces - see below slideshow). My process of sticking labels/stickers serving as authenticity seals is also explained in the video attached :))

Everything sold out!

Alexis and I hanging "‘Artemis/Hecate’

Alexis and I hanging "‘Artemis/Hecate’

“authenticity seal”