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 nature, memory, impressions, my everyday surroundings and chance occurrences. I want to draw out the beauty in the arbitrary; taking inspiration from heavily scarred walls, marks created by peeling paint, carved initials in a tree, imprints from a muddy field. Just small snippets and fragments that may have a story to tell.
The act and process of drawing and mark making are key for me. This physical process is an integral part of my work and I aim to approach each canvas as I would a sketchbook; hopefully creating something intuitive, fluid and spontaneous.
I try not to be too precious or prescriptive about the materials I use but have a preference to working with objects from my daily life and wanderings: Sweet wrappers, plastic bottles, shredded paper, brown paper, cardboard and old material, which would otherwise become landfill.
My current body of work involves revisiting and reworking old, previous forgotten, unfinished or discarded paintings. In this way, as a creator, consumer and critic, these works form part of my own mindfulness, my personal journey and that legacy.