Todd James, better known as REAS, isn’t afraid to get involved, and get involved he’s done, from his pointed and simple cartoon-style prints and his minimalistic portrayal of pirates using paints, to his crude yet precise puppetry design on Comedy Central’s “Crank Yankers”, and even as a creator and production designer of Adult Swim’s “Minoriteam”. That’s just a small portion of what he’s accomplished. Working with Barry McGee and Steve Powers, he composed “Street Market”, an entire faux market, for Deitch Projects, which drips of the New York City culture he grew up in. A collaborator of many, James is not limited to an artistic means or medium and shows no indication of stopping his exploration.
- Kingsley Pascal