ANDY REID

 

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Born in Leicester 1972, lives and works in Birmingham.

Artist statement

I have been working as an artist for almost 25 years, specializing in oil on canvas. Though some work is of a figurative nature, I use of paint blends a wet on wet style, offering a blurry dreamlike quality to my work. Some of my more abstracted work lends a dream-like state to public spaces often railway stations or shopping centres. Humans as subjects bleach and blur into lurid coloured environments, no longer read as human more shape. Trace memory images of the blurred city environments which they inhabit. Shoppers trance-like.

Solo Shows

2010 Cosmos show artlounge, the Mailbox
2002 The Forest show, Wolverhampton
2001 The Bond Gallery, Digbeth

Other artistic work

2010-2016 Worked for Bill Bellingham ‘Bridgegate Gallery’ Battersea affordable art fair
2006-2011 Worked as a freelance artist affiliated to ‘The Art lounge’
2003-2006 Worked again as a Mural Artist for ‘The A Team’
1999-2003 Worked as a mural Artist for ‘Grand Union Design Company’

Clients

Bovis Trafford Centre Manchester, Hotel Du Vin Bristol and Birmingham, Northern Leisure, American Airlines, Alton Towers
Several notable clients include Lord and lady of Coventry.