Michael Reeder

Region: West

Website: http://michael-reeder.com

City / State: Los Angeles, CA

Centered on portraiture, my work seeks to make a direct connection with the audience. This connection encourages viewers to bring their own perceptions, imagination, and vision to light alongside mine. Throughout my work, realism is mixed with flat graphic space, and themes or motifs of identity, the mask, and ego are loosely implied. The convergence of infinite space and the figure highlights the realm of contemplation located between the conscious and the subconscious mind. In my most recent series of works, I utilize a more dimensional method to push the collagelike look and feel of my imagery. In doing so, I place emphasis on how one’s identity is merely a blend of different elements, backgrounds, and experiences. These elements ultimately come together in harmony to create the individualized self.