All Men By Nature Desire To Know: Featured Artist: Audrey Reynolds 05 January 2017

Audrey Reynolds lives and works in London and Folkestone, and studied at Bath College of Art and at Chelsea College of Art, London. 

Reynolds’ work is a mix of sculpture, installation and painting – all of which incorporate seemingly random objects and materials including modelling clay and household paints, as well as fitted carpets, ribbons and brass letters.

2. Arietta, 2008, MDF, modelling clay, paint, ribbon, 122 x 120 cm

 Layers of paint are built up and scratched away, with the found objects embedded into the surface of double-sided paintings, creating sparse but carefully arranged compositions. On the other hand, installations of rugs and carpets blur the line between a functional object and an artwork. In her writing, Reynolds exposes fragments of everyday life, reflecting on the ordinary before slipping into more abstract passages where it isn’t clear quite who or what is being written about, while still conveying a sense of something personal… in a way, something quite similar to her paintings. 


Audrey will be producing new works specifically for All Men By Nature Desire To Know.

Solo exhibitions include:

» Thirteenth and Third Girl, Ancient & Modern, London, 2014 and 2012

» Anote, Outpost, Norwich, 2011

» Bayard Eade, The Dock, Carrick-on-Shannon, Ireland, 2011

» On a, Arcade, London, 2010

A collection of her writing will be published by AkermanDaly in Spring 2017.

Images: Arietta, 2008, MDF, modelling clay, paint, ribbon, 122 x 120 cm; 1888 (right side), 2014, oil paint, wood dye, household paint on MDF, 31 x 40 cm.

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