CARLTON & REIS
NONSTOP DISNEY PERFORMANCE ART ACTION
The entertaining and captivating performance artists Carlton & Reis are bringing the art world something it has never seen before. They have successfully combined their unique talents in art with the appeal of improvisatory shows. These artists give you an opportunity to be there from the moment a blank canvas becomes a work of art.
Trevor Carlton took up painting in high school but quickly realized his true passion was acting. Leaving his gift for painting behind, Carlton moved from Olympia , Washington , to Los Angeles in pursuit of a career in acting. Amidst all of his auditions and call backs, Carlton paid the bills by working at a custom furniture store, where he specialized in antiquing and faux finish designs. It was here that Carlton's natural talents were able to shine through. He developed his own style using reclaimed lumber as his "canvas" to paint images of vintage Americana from pop to hay day jazz.
With Stephen Reis, Trevor has come full circle combining his two loves of painting and acting. Stephen Reis is a California native born in Los Angeles in 1974. He has spent the majority of his life immersed in all types of art. These types include studying film production at Loyola Marymount College in CA to fine art in Florence , Itlay. Although, some may say his real claim to fame is his role as an animator for the Simpsons, where he has worked for the past six years. With Trevor Carlton, Stephen has brought proportion, perspective and all the traditional aspects that come with his experience as a sought after animator. When asked why they do this they respond in unison, "we want to tell a thirty minute story." The artists use the time constraint of the performances to their advantage and they let the audience dictate the outcome of the painting. In the beginning of the show, Carlton and Reis have only decided on a character, they let inspiration and emotion be drawn only by the audience's reactions. They truly bring out the best in each other, which makes this high-energy performance an art experience that should absolutely not be missed.