Nationally recognized artist Randall Reid is best known for his repurposing of found materials. His reclaimed wood, tin and steel paintings reflect a sense of renewed life with ties to the process of aging, antiquity and historical memories. While many of his works are non-objective many other works are layered with typography and vintage imagery. Framing his work in steel add to the uniqueness of his vision. Randall has participated in over 350 exhibitions and is represented in private collections in the following countries: Australia, Canada, England, Indonesia, Mexico, Netherlands, Switzerland and the U.S.A.
"My work reflects the process of aging, in that the chance and random circumstances involved in its creation are closely correlated with the physicality of growth and decay. The surface speaks of the passage of time; the windows, and the conundrums posed within them, address the deeper meanings of existence. I use these openings or portals to draw the viewer closer, thereby establishing a dialogue between the viewer and the work. Shifting levels of focus are established by means of elevation changes, creating a dynamic field for the deployment of perception. Just as our personal history is shaped by our memories, so is my art. The memories are evoked by the textures I create, and they reside within the materials as well.
By combining raw and well-worn materials, I seek to give visual form to our relationships with the past." Randall Reid