Cristina Reyes is interested in expanding the collective subconscious and opening up new ways of seeing the world. Looking for an alternative to analytical interpretations, she searches for a mythological understanding of reality. Reyes looks into otherness and what is hidden or forgotten allowing symbols from the unconscious to emerge. She celebrates deformity by morphing shapes into unexpected forms, generating opportunities for new existence. What results is often playful and surreal, with a unique sense of humour and absurdity. Through this metamorphosis, the transfigured forms become talisman-like pieces capable of holding otherworldly powers.

Reyes explores her subjects through a variety of media: installation, painting, drawing, sculpture and video performance, often achieved through ritual practice. She varies between moments of explosive physical action and a more meditative pace of making. Her paintings are representations of figurative beings, often hybrid creatures, that with time become archetypes in her visual universe.

These personages are also invoked through movement, voice and interacting with her paintings and collection of objects in her video performances. Also, in her sculpture work, she places these found items in new contexts, creating juxtapositions that invite the viewer to reconsider their notion of reality. Reyes aims to arouse a sense of curiosity in the mind of the viewer, opening up possibilities of inner transformation and revival.

2022 (upcoming) Los dias sin ti son mas largos, te espero a la vuelta de la esquina, On Art Space, Madrid

2015 Otra Vida, Rotherhithe Library, London

2014 Hinges, TripSpace Projects, London

2013 Memorias Flotantes, Autograph, London

2010 Portraits of my life as a Bird, the Print House Gallery, London

2022 The Rise of the Nonconformists, Whitecross St, London

2021 Autumn Display, Koppel 540, Oxford Street, London

2021 Outsiders, TKP Hive, London

2020 Summer Showcase, TKP Picadilly, London

2019 Soplo, Casa Voa, Rio de Janeiro

2018 No Borders, Miscelanea, Barcelona

2015 A Transient Space, Geddes Gallery, London

2015 Mythology, Drawing Book, Sydney

2014 Outside Fixed Patterns, Art Represent, London

2013 Monsters, Drawing Book, Sydney

2012 Ghosts of Gone Birds, Onca Gallery, Brighton

2011 Capetown, Hostal Delvi, Madrid

2011 Manos Negras, Jealous Gallery, London

2010 Decked Project, The Coningsby Gallery, London

2010 The Poachers Pocket, Towner & Hoxton Gallery, London

2009 Art in Industry 02, Shunt, London

2009 Ocho Número Atómico, ROJO artspace, Barcelona

2009 Ocho Delicate Nature, ROJO artspace, Milano

2008 Spread the Lead, Gallery Hanahou, New York

2008 Art in Industry, Shunt, London

2008 Tangents, Kunst Gallery, Gent

2020 Pato Pez, exterior mural, Clapton, London

2019 Memory Light, light installation, Aures, London

2018 Eudaemonia, art intervention, YMCA Club, London

2015 Memories of the Structure of the Universe I and II, interior murals, AMC Hospital, Amsterdam

2013 Memorias Flotantes, installation, Autograph, London

2013 Reminisces Room, Victoria Revealed exhibition display, Kensington Palace, London

2010 Sueños de Papel, exterior mural, The Print House Gallery, London

2008 El Comilón, interior mural, deConstruct, Amsterdam

2008 Lugares hechos de Silencio, exterior mural, Design Festa Gallery, Tokyo

Portrait of Cristina Reyes with yellow paint