An Introduction to Angel Reyes: The New Age Artist Taking the World by Storm

If you’re a millennial that grew up in the 21st century, there’s a pretty good chance that you’re familiar with art. You know, that thing people did back in the Renaissance… right?

Well, even if you don’t think so, the world of art is changing – fast. Arts and culture are becoming increasingly integrated into our everyday lives. People now value experiences

over things and are more willing than ever to pay for them. In other words, millennials are fueling a new age of artists who have mastered the art of monetizing their passion. We call

this new generation of creatives “Instagram Famous”. They have tens of thousands (if not hundreds of thousands) followers on social media that give them a worldwide audience and

monetary support – unique opportunities for artists to produce their own products (and sell them for profit).

Who is Angel Reyes?

Angel Reyes is a 26-year-old artist whose paintings have been featured in major publications like The New York Times, The Huffington Post and TIME. He’s also been invited

to speak and conduct workshops at Harvard and Yale, and his work has been acquired by the likes of Susan Sarandon, Darren Aronofsky, and LeBron James. Born in San Pedro Sula,

Honduras, to a black father and a Honduran mother, Reyes grew up in a violent environment surrounded by gangs and drugs. “It was a very dangerous situation,” he told

Forbes. “It’s a very poor country, so people grow up with the mentality that they need to do bad things to survive.” Reyes credits his mother with getting him out of the dangerous

environment and into art school at the age of 15. But his newfound hobby came to an abrupt halt when two years later, at the age of 17, he was kidnapped by members of the

Barrio 18 gang and sent to work as a child soldier. “I was supposed to be there for a couple of weeks or a month, but then they found out I was artistic and they kept me,” he told Forbes.

Why is this Emerging Artist Worth Watching?

There are many artists that are making a name for themselves in today’s rapidly evolving art world, but what sets Angel Reyes apart is his ability to monetize his art. As mentioned

above, the world of art has transformed from a profession driven by passion alone into a multimillion-dollar industry that is now culturally relevant. As a result, emerging artists like

Reyes have planted themselves on a prominent stage and are expected to perform. It requires more than just a talent for creativity – it requires skills in managing one’s own

brand, marketing, and selling. By almost all standards, Angel Reyes has achieved more than most artists twice his age. He’s produced several sold-out exhibitions around the

globe, collaborated with major brands like Nike and Louis Vuitton, and has acquired a following of over a million Instagram followers.

His Origin Story: From Child Soldier to Artist

At the age of 17, Reyes was kidnapped and turned into a child soldier, forced to take part in violent drug wars. He was arrested and sentenced to death, but given a last-minute

reprieve when the president of Honduras issued a pardon. When Reyes was in prison, he became obsessed with drawing as a way of coping with the trauma he’d endured. After his

release he put his passion to work and began selling his works to help support his family. He then moved to America at 21, where he was given a full scholarship to the Laguna

Beach School of Art and the Arts Collective in Irvine. “His art is about the destructive power of conflict, and his paintings suggest a kind of chaotic beauty inspired by the street culture

of his home city, San Pedro Sula,” wrote The New York Times in a profile on Reyes.

His Art: Subjective, Multi-Sensory Works That Push Boundaries

Reyes’ paintings are infused with vivid colors and graphic imagery that are intended to stir up a visceral, multi-sensory experience for his viewers. His paintings are often described as

provocative, but he says they’re meant to be subjective and open-ended enough to elicit an emotional response. “My paintings are not about something that happened, but something

that could happen,” he told The Huffington Post. “There is no right or wrong interpretation.” The artist is inspired by the chaos and violence he witnessed growing up in his hometown,

as well as the brutal drug cartel that dominated the region. He uses imagery from his past and combines it with his passion for fashion and contemporary culture, creating works that are meant to shock and awe.

The Business of Angel Reyes: Selling Out Shows and Merch

Reyes’ paintings are often so large that they take about six months to produce. His first show at the Laguna Beach Art Museum in 2016, titled “The End of the World,” was a

collection of large-scale paintings that explored love and destruction. The show sold out, and Reyes went on to produce two more exhibitions showcasing his work in Los Angeles

and New York City. In addition to exhibitions in museums, Reyes has also made many high-profile collaborations, including a shoe design with Nike and a line of silk scarves and socks

with Louis Vuitton. His most recent exhibition, “Escape,” opened at the VH Collective in Los Angeles on Oct. 31 and will run through Dec. 10. It features a collection of new paintings as well as older pieces dating back to his time in prison.


Art is becoming more and more popular as the years go by. More and more people are interested in it, and more and more people are becoming artists. There are many famous

artists, but there are also many new ones who are just beginning their careers. Angel Reyes is one of those artists. He is a new, young artist who has created beautiful works of

art. His art is highly acclaimed and he has earned many awards. He has been featured in many magazines and newspapers, including The New York Times. He has also been invited

to give speeches at prestigious universities, like Harvard and Yale. Angel Reyes is definitely an artist to watch.