Luis A. Navas-Reyes is a visual artist whose work is a translation of abstract compositions that build upon his unique and personal visual vocabulary. His work is rooted in his identity, culture, environments, abstraction, power structures, familiar and historical histories. Utilizing media such as printmaking, drawings, ceramics, and bookmaking Luis explores themes, narratives, and forms. In 2018 Luis was awarded “Jurors choice” at artworks juried show. He was also selected to participate in the DOLPH project that contextualized contemporary art practice. Luis completed his BFA at James Madison University in 2018.
In time cultures are shaped by the traditions and art people exchange. I am interested in flamencos evolution and the cultures that participated in its development. My goal was to start a new body of work that embodies the qualities I find most curious of flamenco.