Chris Reynolds Merseyside, United Kingdom
Bath Academy of Art – BA(Hons) Sculpture/Printmaking St Helens College of Art – 2 year Foundation. Dip AD Much of my work is based upon nature, memory, impressions, my everyday surroundings and chance occurrences....
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.