Genevieve Reynolds

Uriel (hanging) | 2022 | flashe and acrylic on canvas | 87 x 102cm

Sunshine Coast Art Prize 2023 - Finalist

[Image courtesy of the artist]

Genevieve Reynolds | Uriel (hanging) | 2022 | flashe and acrylic on canvas | 87 x 102cm

Artist Statement

Acting as a sort of instinct-driven archivist, Genevieve Felix Reynolds mines databases, museums, digital media and antiques stores for objects and imagery, amassing a personal collection of cultural artefacts. Aesthetic histories inform visual explorations that fuse distinct cultural references into chimaeras of implication: playful, wishy-washy webs of references that spark new perceptions. A collage-like approach to composition allows time, alongside space, to be churned and compressed.

In Uriel, painted crystal dolphins simultaneously represent very recent memetic kitsch and the atavistic, organic sublime. Art has always connected human labour and thought to the physical world - in the 21st century, these representations bridge ever more complex relationships between the animal and the synthetic.

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