‘Victor Hugo Zayas: The River Paintings’ Wows at MOLAA

Original article written THURSDAY, JANUARY 28, 2016 AT 9 A.M. | BY DAVE BARTON Luis Ernesto Zavala’s insightful short film, accompanying the Museum of Latin American Art’s equally solid solo exhibition, “Victor Hugo Zayas: The River Paintings,”...

HUFFINGTON POST review

Victor Hugo Zayas: The River Paintings at The Museum of Latin American Art Review by James Scarborough | Read the original article HERE _ You think Los Angeles and you think glam if not garish, all surface, no history, no foundation. Not only is there no there, there:...

THE RIVER PAINTINGS, essay by Wade Graham

MOLAA’s solo exhibition of the work of Victor Hugo Zayas brings together several currents of his work across a range of media, showing the artist’s extraordinary skill at embedding energy and emotion in metal and paint, and his commitment to exploring and revealing...

Victor Hugo Zayas’ ‘Obra’ of Art

The Laguna Art Museum hosts a perfect exhibition on the Mexican-American painter/sculptor By DAVE BARTON published: March 29, 2012 It’s the rare moment when I attend an exhibition and fall in love, but after the exhilarating kiss of not one, but two perfect...

Transforming guns into art

By RICHARD CHANG / THE ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER I can’t think of another artist alive or dead who has so capably shifted from oil paint to gun metal. Victor Hugo Zayas of Los Angeles is a classically trained painter who has re-discovered his aesthetic passions in...

US artist takes aim at confiscated weapons

Watch the video, HERE Thousands of illegal weapons are recovered in the United States every year, and by law they should all be destroyed. The guns are supposed to be molded into steel reinforcing bars, to be used in building roads and bridges. In Los Angeles,...

Victor Zayas sculpts artworks from LAPD-seized guns

9 July 2012 Last updated at 20:55 ET WATCH THE BBC VIDEO HERE To cut down on the gun violence that has plagued Los Angeles for years, the city’s police department established a “buy-back” programme to get weapons off the streets. Now, Los Angeles...

VHZ featured in the Huffington Post

Victor Hugo Zayas: Mi obra | With a mixture of passion and bold energy, Mexican-American artist Victor Hugo Zayas presents his expressionistic paintings of figures, landscapes, and cityscapes, and linear, abstract sculptures created in the last twenty years. “Mi...

POLYDEXTROUS: THE UNIFIED STYLES OF VICTOR HUGO ZAYAS

By Peter Frank It’s a simple strategy, really: do as much as you can in as many ways as you must, and do it all well. If it seems to others as if you are several artists, you know you’re not; if it seems to you yourself as if you are producing several discrete bodies...

Astrophysiological Structures

Written by Cynthia Saez For several hours I tried to start writing, thinking with accuracy and precision, and following the parameters of thought. However, I was not getting anywhere. I figured that this was happening because of a simple reason: the feeling in me goes...

EASTSIDE FINE ARTS ACADEMIA

Overview The Eastside Fine Arts Academia in Boyle Heights is dedicated to making the best creative education available to undeserved and at-risk youth living in an area of Los Angeles with few opportunities for artistic instruction, at a time when the arts and...

Violence transformed into Art

L.A.P.D. Gun Sculpture series, 2011-2012 The concept of violence transformed into an art form is something profound…I love the idea. -VHZ The transformative power of art The sculptures Victor Hugo Zayas created for the Laguna Art Museum exhibition were once...

International press coverage for MI OBRA

BBC NEWS AL JAZEERA CBS NEWS LA (VIDEO) 83.9 KPCC THE OC WEEKLY THE HUFFINGTON POST – Art Week LA CNN MEXICO (VIDEO) LATIN AMERICAN HAROLD TRIBUNE THE INDEPENDENT – VHZ, MI OBRA ARTWEEK LA – VHZ, MI OBRA ART REPORT THE OC REGISTER LAGUNA ART NEWS HS...

Artista mexicano transforma armas en esculturas

Los Ángeles, EU (EFE).- Víctor Hugo Zayas es un pintor y escultor mexicano quien con armas recuperadas de los vecindarios y destruidas por el Departamento de Policía de Los Ángeles (LAPD) crea obras que exhibe en California. “Esta serie de esculturas fueron...

Mexican Artist Transforms Guns into Sculptures

Victor Hugo Zayas is a Mexican painter and sculptor who uses guns recovered by the city of Los Angeles’ Gun Buyback Initiative to create works that he exhibits in California. The series of sculptures was made with weapons collected by the Los Angeles police and...

Stu News: …the beauty of Victor Hugo Zayas’ work

By Suzie Harrison The extremely popular exhibit at Laguna Art Museum, “Victor Hugo Zayas: Mi Obra,” will close out with a big bang on Sunday with a lecture about the artist’s powerful, thought provoking gun sculpture series by guest curator Gregorio Luke at 1 p.m. A...

Solo Show Aims For Arts’ Transformative Power

Daniella Walsh for the Laguna Beach Independent In a fresh twist on beating swords into plowshares, Los Angeles painter and sculptor Victor Hugo Zayas turns destroyed guns into works of art. He has created a series of 17 new sculptures from roughly two tons of guns...

Star-News (Pasadena, CA): Drawn to the ‘maestro’

Cortney Fielding Staff Writer ALTADENA – On Saturday mornings, Maria Batres drives her 14-year-old daughter, Jacqueline, to a coffee shop in South Central Los Angeles for her 9 a.m. drawing class. For the next three hours, Batres grocery shops and busies herself...

UnDo.net: Gallery C, Hermosa Beach, VHZ New Paintings

Main Gallery: Victor Hugo Zayas, New Paintings. Artist’s new works are poetic in nature and reflective of the artist’s personal journeys. Vestibule & Front Gallery: Maddy Le Mel and Yossi Govrin, Passionate Objects. The exhibition is a culmination of...

Latino Art Museum: Walking In LA, interview

Interview with the Latino Art Museum in conjunction with the exhibition: WALKING L.A., drawings of Victor Hugo Zayas LATINO ART MUSEUM NOVEMBER 4- DECEMBER 27 What compelled you to create this new series? I was simply walking in my neighborhood here in downtown Los...