2019 exhibit 2 artist
through out reians childhood, he has been drawing and painting from the age of seven when he recieved his first artbook that his parents bought him. when returning back to south florida, he then started a mural and decorative painting business. during that 18 years, he had adorned his work in homes though out the east coast. in his travels and spending endless time in museums though out europe, he always admired the portrait and figurative works of the old masters. so he then wanted to make his own legacy of his life.
for most artists, their creativity in their art is based on an emotion. either from an intimacy to or from the subject, or an emotion the artist wants to give or take from the viewer. but very little art provokes all of these like a portrait. it’s a certain feeling and thought process that both the subject and viewer can experience. reian has mastered this experience in that he can capture the thoughts in the eyes, the wisdom in the wrinkles, and the confidence in the pose. for this is the sign of a true modern master.