We have a new art exhibition by artist Andy Reid, here is a description of the man:
[born in Leicester 1972]
Andy Reid has work as an artist for over ten years, a graduate of the Birmingham Institute of Fine Art, 1996, one of only two purpose built art colleges in the UK. During this ten year period, he worked over a considerable amount of time as a mural artist„ which has given him an interesting aspect of work involving ‘Iconography’, which also gave him the opportunities for many interesting commissions, including many notable celebrities. He has been represented by several Art Agencies, including ‘The Artlounge’ of the Mailbox, Birmingham.
His work holds a strong figurative element, which through his painting technique may be reduced to a visual abstraction; the technique is a variant of a ‘Wet on Wet style of painting where there is no clear evidence of brush marks, more akin to an inkjet print or photograph.
Andy gets inspired by many aspects of life, literature, natural history, In his ‘Cities’ paintings we are confronted by a reduction of the linear, the human beings that now inhabit these cities are now fused almost seamlessly. They are as much part of the city as the buildings or lighting. His nude paintings are a conversation in sensuality of paint and flesh, they evoke a moment in time and faded memories of youth. Contemporary film and coffee table low art are the inspiration, indeed its surprising what you can buy in Waterstones.
His work continues with a return to cityscapes, an idea of travel, moments and descent.
[written by Lucinda Timmins]