Layral’s art is something really rare and special. His arresting images touch and connect with me in a way I can’t really explain. The way he sees the world is sensitive and interesting. His portraits show the deep connection between artist and subject.
His search to connect with people and make sense of our complex emotional relationships is determined and probing. His participatory research interests me the most with his models working on the usually sacred canvas themselves, in this way both share in the artistic process. His tattoos often marking a connection between his artistic series and his subject. I hope to visit one of his upcoming exhibitions over the summer and see his latest work in the flesh.