James Reyes was born in New York City in 1991. He has a BFA from SVA. He currently lives and works in New York City.

Emerging from textual explosions, Reyes shapes his expressionistic gestures and splatters into disembodied humans forms, illustrative reminders of life. Highlighting the anamorphic quality of gestural painting becoming representational, Reyes acts as a guide pulling out imagery from the visceral chaos he breeds. His work exists in a balance between action and reaction, expressing and contextualizing.