Chloe Reynolds West Yorkshire, United Kingdom
Graduating from Leeds Arts University in Fine Art (Painting) 2017, Reynolds has exhibited nationally and internationally. Currently, she is working towards her Master’s this year in September and returning to Leeds Arts University. Since graduating in 2017 she has worked internationally and throughout the UK, completing a handful of residencies such as the ChaNorth Residency in Upstate New York.
Chloe Reynolds paints from the photographic image and is interested in how visual language changes from medium to medium. Primarily she paints from photographs and drawings, she is heavily influenced by photography and drawing. She is currently working on drawing and painting childhood memories: a mixture of her own, and the present childhood memories of her niece. Painting from drawings and photographs at the same time is almost like a collage, and in using this recipe the image can change from medium to medium through the material qualities of paint.
Figurative painting is core to Reynolds's practice, as is the uncanny every day. Things don’t look realistic - they fade into abstraction, sometimes the spaces in between the figures are just as important as the figures themselves.