We build this city on Rock & Roll
2019, Acrylic on wood panel, 36 x 48 in.
Fabian Rey was born and raised in San Juan, Puerto Rico. He started painting as a kid, under his father's instruction, and continued his education at Franc Cervoni's studio in Santurce, Puerto Rico. He also studied Art Direction in Fort Lauderdale, Florida and Fine Arts in Arte School of Florence, Italy. Soon after college Fabian joined Lopito, Ileana & Howie Inc., an advertising agency where he worked as a Creative Director. After a couple of years in advertising, he started working with X-Films, a production house, where he directed TV commercials and videos. His work has been awarded at the New York Film Festival, Cannes Lions Festival, Festival Cúspide, Rincón International Film Festival, 48hrs Film Project and Se Habla Español—Awards in Communications Excellence, among others. He has showcased his work individually and collectively in galleries and alternative art spaces. He's currently working as a freelance artist and muralist in Austin, Texas.