Approved: 24.05.2017

Chris Reynolds

Artist

Approved: 24.05.2017

Art for me is not about creating pretty images (although that may be a bi-product) I’m very much an artist that uses the process of making as a way of discovery, facing myself head on, questioning, following lines of enquiry; finding and revealing my truth before I pop this physical / mortal plane. It’s how my brain is wired and believe me, sometimes it’s not always been a welcomed skill, talent, propensity!

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Artist Statement

Art for me is not about creating pretty images (although that may be a bi-product) I’m very much an artist that uses the process of making as a way of discovery, facing myself head on, questioning, following lines of enquiry; finding and revealing my truth before I pop this physical / mortal plane. It’s how my brain is wired and believe me, sometimes it’s not always been a welcomed skill, talent, propensity!

Much of my work is based upon memory, impressions, and chance occurrences. I want to draw out the beauty in the arbitrary; taking inspiration from heavily scarred walls, graffiti, marks created by peeling paint or everyday ephemera.  

I am also fascinated by urban explorations and hidden time capsules that are quickly being reclaimed by nature. We transform landscapes and leave our unmistakable marks, but they are not always indelible. When we move out, nature quickly moves in to stake its claim. 

After a cancer diagnosis, of which I am now in remission, I am now exploring these themes by revisiting, destroying, and reusing previous works. This is primarily to reflect upon my history, my visual diary and to consolidate those recurring concepts and ideas, and of course as a way of understanding and creating my own artistic legacy.  

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CV & Education

Bath Academy of Art – BA (Hons) Sculpture/Printmaking.

St Helens College of Art – 2 year Foundation. Dip AD.

 

Exhibitions

2019 - Liverpool Art Fair. Metquarter. Whitechapel. Liverpool

2019 - 'Presence' - Not Just Collective Group Show. The Naked Lunch. Liverpool

2018 -  Liverpool Art Fair. Pier Head Village. Liverpool

2018 - Chapel Gallery. Ormskirk. Lancashire Open

2018 -'Thresholds - Adjacent Possible' Not Just Collective Group Show. Tapestry. Liverpool 

2017 - 'Looking Now at It' -  Group Show. Rathbone Studios. Birkenhead. Wirral.

2017 - LMH Festival Exhibition. Brink. Liverpool.

2017 - WSA Open. Williamson Art Gallery. Wirral 

2017 - Seagrass Studio/Gallery. West Kirby. Wirral  

2017 - 'Drawing from the Collection' . Group Show. Gallery One. St Helens World of Glass

2017 - ‘Distant Shores’ - Group Show. Waterfront Gallery. Southport

2017 -  Liverpool Art Fair. Pier Head Village. Liverpool

2017 - Chester Arts Centre. Summer Exhibition. Chester

2015 - Tarpey Gallery. Castle Donington. East Mids.

2012 -  'A New Look at Nature' - Ruskin Prize (3 shortlisted works) Brantwood. Cumbria

2012 - ‘Reflections’ - Group Show. The Art Lounge. New Mills

Notts Castle. Nottingham Museum & Art Gallery

Melbourne Arts Festival. Arts Trail. Derbyshire 

Leicester City Gallery. Leics 

Leabrooks Gallery. Derbyshire

Derby Museum and Art Gallery 

Buxton Museum & Art Gallery 

Candid Arts. London 

Barclays Bank. London