Miguel Angel Reyes “Nocturnal Encounters” | 12th January | TOM House


A collection of erotic illustrations (created from 2012-2019) depicting intimate first time sexual encounters between exhibitionists, as well as waiting and wanting men in the age of PrEP. 

Los Angeles-based portrait and figurative painter, muralist, printmaker and illustrator Miguel Angel Reyes incorporates expressionist brushwork, a saturated palette and the classical tradition in his subject portrayal.

Born in Colima, Mexico in 1964, 10-year-old Reyes immigrated to the U.S. with his family and grew up in Southern California. He graduated from Otis Art Institute/Parsons School of Design in Los Angeles with a BFA in illustration. Aside from a season working as a jazz and modern dancer for the San Diego Dance Theater in 1993, the whole of his professional career has been devoted to visual art.

Reyes’ study of both dance and photography have always served the way he creates visual art. Knowledge of movement and anatomy help him pose his subjects. And by taking his own photos – whether on the street, in clubs, or for specific portrait commissions – he creates an intimate connection with his subjects.

Since 1989, Reyes has had fifteen solo exhibits and been featured in over hundred group shows throughout the US, as well as in Mexico, Europe and Asia. His prints hang in major museums and in private collections.

Reception, Saturday, 6-9p

On view through 9th February by appointment.

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