Reyes Padilla – bio
Born in Santa Fe, New Mexico, Reyes Padilla currently lives and works in Albuquerque. His paintings and murals have sold to a variety of collectors, including the State of New Mexico. Padilla's installation titled, ¡Mira, Look!, was purchased for the permanent collection of Explora Science Center and Museum in Albuquerque in 2016. Padilla's work has been shown nationally.
I paint music. Having synesthesia means that I experience sound visually. My work is created by actively painting what I see while listening to music. The decision to embrace what I am seeing and paint it in the moment seems like a natural dance between two worlds.