Ask and you shall receive…we’ve been promising you and
we’re finally coming through!
The insanely talented Ray Rivas will be showing his work in the RAC
gallery during the month of November.
This will be Ray’s last show for a while so he plans to go out with a bang.
The event will feature an unveiling of five new pieces AND Ray will be
live-painting at the event!
If you think you know graffiti, think again. Ray’s aerosol art will blow your mind.
His pieces are big, bold, AND affordable so plan on purchasing one
for yourself and one for a gift!
Join us for an artist reception on Friday, November 15th from 7-10PM.
Ray Rivas is a Phoenix based artist that is a native of the valley and has been doing graffiti art since 1996. Other than spray paint, Ray also uses such mediums as acrylics, oil paints, pencil, ink, and also airbrushes. He often uses those techniques right along side his aerosol work to create a unique style.
After getting caught doing graffiti illegally as a youth, Ray concentrated his artistic abilities on a more positive path. He now creates artwork on canvas, does commissioned murals and provides art instruction with the Desert Reach program to youths who may otherwise find themselves down some of the same negative paths as he found himself in former years.
Ray now hopes to show the community how graffiti can be an appreciated art form. As he considers his spray paint art “realism”, he tries to stun people by what can be achieved using a spray paint can. The results often leave the viewer in disbelief at not only the final product, but the technique in which it was achieved. Inspired by traditional fine artists as well as other graffiti artist, Ray has found a way to combine the two worlds to create his own realm of beauty. Amazingly enough, other than general art studies in high school, Ray is a mostly self-taught artist.