Approved: 16.08.2006

Graeme Reed

Artist, Teacher

Approved: 16.08.2006


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    Artist Statement


    Like any artist I’m really just trying to capture my own experiences and understanding of the world around me. I’m living in an image saturated world punctuated by combinations of everyday life juxtaposed by snapshots from across the globe.  

    This heightened juxtaposition of multiple visual experiences seems to increasingly reveal itself in personal anxieties and insecurities.

    In my recent work I focus on ‘fashion’ as a metaphor for this; the passion, confusion and anxiety we feel about our ‘appearance’ , and our constant thirst for approval, or disapproval! The images inevitably start to explore ideas about ‘fitting in’, ‘belonging’, ‘approval’ and ‘confusion’ etc.

    My ‘fragments’ of inspiration include people; fashion; places; memories; toys; photography; scanning stuff; textures; teaching; humour; childhood; luc tuymans; line; mistakes; music; cameras; rauschenberg; editing; copying stuff; found material; collage; cy twombly; cutting things; silkscreen; painting; mouse; photocopying; chance; illustration; printmaking; markets; martin creed; corrections; drawing; pens; graphic design; stand-up comedy; photoshop; mark e smith; tracing and popular culture.

    Career path;

    BA Hons Fine Art

    MA Fine Art Printmaking


    CV & Education

    Selected Exhibitions

    • 2020 ‘Love Letters’ Gallerytop Gallery, Rowsley

    • 2019  Woolwich Contemporary Print Fair

    • 2019 Three Counties Exhibition Staffordshire

    • 2019 Ashbourne Festival - invited artist

    • 2019 Derby Print Open

    • 2019 RBSA Printmaking Show Birmingham

    • 2018 Melbourne Festival Derbyshire

    • 2017 Ashbourne Arts Festival

    • 2016 Wirksworth Festival

    • 2014 Print Exhibition, Shire Hall Gallery, Stafford