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My Favorite Taco ~ Victor Reyes

The unique style of Reyes, from his days with AWR to his murals and gallery pieces, has inspired artists worldwide. Combining detail and organization with beautiful, vibrant chaos, the WARPAINT show opening on September 25th is sure to be one of the year's best. We caught up with Reyes to talk tacos, inspiration, and lucky numbers...

TACO: First things first: what's your favorite taco?

REYES: My Favorite tacos are at La Taqueria in the Mission.

TACO: You're from Southern California, what drew you North and what keeps you there?

REYES: I moved up to the city in '98 for an education and the rest fell in place making this homebase.

TACO: Do you listen to music when you paint? If so, what are you listening to now?

REYES: Yes, and right now it's James Brown -- Night Train.

TACO: Do you have a favorite mural that you've done?

REYES: Favorite mural to date is the one on 23rd and Mission st. It's cool to be out there painting and meet the block, those kids were hyped to get something to up the neighborhood.

Photo by Steve Rhodes.

TACO: What inspires you from the ancient past?

REYES: I draw inspiration from all avenues, however as a kid I always liked Greek mythology.

TACO: What is your lucky number?

REYES: Seven.

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