Francis Reynolds is a British Artist who lives and works in Cambridgeshire, England. He returned to education as a mature student in 2007 to study Fine Art. Reynolds graduated with a Fine Art BA at Loughborough University in 2012. Since graduating, Francis started a family yet still achieves regular exhibitions nationally together with instructing Art students at a local academy. His paintings are held in Private collections throughout the UK and internationally.
Reynolds’ practice can be seen to be quite destructive in as far as process. However, it can be said that the passive/ aggressive nature of the paintings lends themselves to the very nature of the human condition.
Reynolds’ outcomes strive to question and reinvigorate the subject; its historical and contemporary context. Together with consolidating ideas of deconstruction; an act of taking apart and rebuilding. This may also highlight the deconstruction of conventions and what is expected from representational painting.
The body of work can be seen to emphasise process by exaggerating the application and meticulous methodology through thin layers of paint and blocks of colour. This functions as a way of viewing what was there from past layers, and where decisions in the reconstruction of form were made.
2009-2012 - BA Fine Art (First Class), Loughborough University.
2007-2009 - BTEC National Diploma, College of West Anglia, Isle Campus.
5th Oct - 2nd Nov 2019 - Recover the Pieces Lost. Solo Show, Norman Cross Gallery, Peterborough.
24th Nov 2018. The Faith Gallery Art Show. Group Exhibition. Faith Gallery, London.
10th Nov - 31st Dec 2018
Cause and Effect. Solo Exhibition, Norman Cross Gallery, Peterborough
10th Feb - 31st March 2018
Abstractism in Tune. Group exhibition, Norman Cross Gallery, Peterborough
10th Nov - 31st December 2017
Winter Exhibition. Group exhibition, Norman Cross Gallery, Peterborough
3rd June - 22nd July 2017
Silent Voices. Solo exhibition, Norman Cross Gallery, Peterborough
24th Sept - 31st October 2016: Faces of Change, Group exhibition, Norman Cross Gallery, Peterborough
25th June - 10th July: Ophelia - Pure Inspiration, Group exhibition, Art in the Heart Gallery, Peterborough.
20 May - 2 July 2016: Who, Then, Now. Solo Exhibition. Norman Cross Gallery, Peterborough
17 Mar - 28 May 2016: Peterborough Open Exhibition, City Gallery, Peterborough Musem
29 Nov - 12 Dec 2014: Breaking the Fourth Wall, The Byron Cinema, Hucknall, Nottingham.
19 July - 21 Sept 2014: Peterborough Open Exhibition, City Gallery, Peterborough Museum.
14 Feb - 7 Mar 2014: Fresh Meat, Group Exhibition, Bohunk Institute, Nottingham.