Artist Statement

I have always been fascinated by things that evoke wonder and I find nothing more incredible than the natural world. Green and untamed forests, the night sky glistening with stars, and the haunting songs of the humpback whale. The natural world has always been a source of inspiration for my art as well as my muse through life. Everything I do ties back to the natural world. 

To better understand the world and life itself, I explore narrative heavy concepts to help me express myself. Deeply inspired by folklore and mythology, I love to create unique symbols and tying them to a universal concept. 

Through symbolic imagery and experimentation with various art forms, my thoughts and stories come alive. Being able to create pieces that can engross the viewer in the same manner that I engross myself within nature and my inner thoughts is incredibly fulfilling. To me, art is like a portal, a window to a new world. I always feel so satisfied whenever I create a piece that allows my viewer to escape from this world, for a moment, and unleash their mind to another. To evoke wonder is my greatest goal.

“Remember to look up at the stars and not down at your feet. Try to make sense of what you see and wonder about what makes the Universe exist. Be curious." - Stephen Hawking 

Ari

ATX | 22 | virgo | tinerfeña |♀ | ๑ | 

Ari Reyes is an artist and illustrator located in Austin, Texas. She was born in the Canary Islands of Spain but moved to Austin in 2010. Ari attained her bachelor's degree in Art at St. Edward's University in 2020 and aims to attain her Master's degree in the near future.

Ari's main interests in art range from a love for the natural world (seen through her pantheistic beliefs and practices), a captivation for astronomy and neural science, as well as an appreciation for folklore and the mystic/pagan. Currently, Ari has been deeply interested in more political works focusing on environmentalism and conservation, which she will be exploring further in the months to come.

CV

Education 

BFA 2020 St. Edward's University, Art 

Exhibitions

2020 - Student Juried Exhibition, St. Edward's University Fine Arts Gallery, Austin, TX.

        - Senior Exhibition, St. Edward's University Fine Arts Gallery, Austin, TX. (Postponed to September                 2020).

FOLLOW @ARIREYESART

  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • YouTube
  • Instagram