Michael Rees b. 1962

"Michael Rees's work is not easy. He scrapes and scours until an image, perhaps of a head or a figure, is at least exhumed from its surroundings, which are seldom unequivocally identified. Are they landscapes, or walls, or ancient excavated sites? Skulls float from such surfaces - maybe a ghostly dwelling or a tree, maybe a distant skyline. Nothing is too specific and the viewer is free to evoke a personal interpretation.

"This is painting which has pleasures, memories, evocations which remain and intrigue long after the initial experience of seeing. They cannot be easily described or defined. Many have a silence within in which no bird sings. Time is suspended; forms are in touch with the eternity of forever.

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Selected exhibitions with Livingstone St. Ives
Raining Cats & Dogs & Tablelegs & Chairlegs, 26th November 2020 – 31st January 2021
Human Nature, 17th February – 22nd March 2022


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