Natalie Reynolds: Deconstruction of a Celestial Body- Deconstructed then Reconstructed Collages

Posted on

Vancouver, British Columbia-based artist Natalie Reynolds‘ latest series of painting and photo-digital work is a ten-piece series based on an acrylic painting, which she then brought into Photoshop to deconstruct and reconstruct, essentially creating digital collages based off of the original acrylic painting. These kinds of exercises are great for artists. They teach the artist how to compose art. It’s also a great way for an artist to free his or her mind of the preconceived notions they may have had when creating the original painting. Art is such a personal, emotional experience. To deconstruct and then reconstruct compositions is one way to rid personal biases from your own art. As Natalie tells us, “through an investigation of form and interplay of dark & light, I make reference to the dichotomies of randomness and chaos, versus balance and renewal. Shapes, quirky brushstrokes, and contrasting colors become unintended characters in loose enigmatic narratives, woven via layers of paint. I approach the act of painting with a barrage of material on canvas, then revisit the work at a later time to refine it with a more controlled technique. I aim to capture the immediacy of expression resulting in unexpected subject matter. Growing up amidst a forest, in a house of glass walls and contemporary art, has provided the inspiration and sets the tone for my work.”

 

I would say Natalie has captured both immediacy and expression in these compositions. Take a look, and if you get a chance, be sure to read her short interview for Ally Arts

 

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA