Alexander Reyna
All New
(from the series Dark Hour) 2006-2007, mixed media on panel, 48x60in (120x150cm)

©Alexander Reyna
Images courtesy of {CTS}creativethriftshop

Alexander Reyna
Big Money
(from the series Dark Hour) 2006-2007, mixed media on panel, 48x60in (120x150cm)

©Alexander Reyna
Images courtesy of {CTS}creativethriftshop

Alexander Reyna
Freesex
(from the series Dark Hour) 2006-2007, mixed media on panel, 48x60in (120x150cm)

©Alexander Reyna
Images courtesy of {CTS}creativethriftshop

Alexander Reyna
How Bad Do You Want To Be Good
(from the series Dark Hour) 2006-2007, mixed media on panel, 48x60in (120x150cm)

©Alexander Reyna
Images courtesy of {CTS}creativethriftshop

Alexander Reyna
Industries
(from the series Dark Hour) 2006-2007, mixed media on panel, 48x60in (120x150cm)

©Alexander Reyna
Images courtesy of {CTS}creativethriftshop

   




ALEXANDER REYNA


Lives and works in New York

Born Chad | 1973

Alexander Reyna is inspired by the banal as much as he is by the profound. One 20th century argument about art’s relationship to contemporary culture proposes that art stands at the forefront of culture and works against kitsch. His work deals explicitly with our relationship with mass media and corporatized imagery.

If you ask him the artist will tell you he is "working in collaboration with corporations" and others who shape the culture given to us, but Zander is always subverting those authors original intentions and re purposing their "message" to better serve as a catalogue of what is culturally available to us and highlights technological mediums used to translate these ideas, but presents it in a form which is bound by the choice and aesthetic. The work is beautiful, profane, banal and horrific but always hyper-designed and superficial yet at the same time alluding to deeper layers of meaning.

Zander has taught for several years in the B.F.A. program at the School of Visual Arts as well as, more recently, in the Master's program at New York University. He is an Assistant Professor at Mercy College. Alexander Reyna received his BFA from University of New Hampshire and his MFA from Pratt Institute.



Alexander Reyna
Black Butterfly (detail) 2004, mixed media on panel, 48x48in (120x120cm)