Rob Reynolds


watercolor on rag paper in artist’s frame
16 3/4 x 21 3/4 inches

The suns are in many ways the simplest paintings I make: on the most basic level, every being has their own relationship to it, and on the other—they are just circles in rectangles. – Rob Reynolds

LA-based painter Rob Reynolds looks to disparate sources for his paintings of nature, ranging from, “J.M.W. Turner, William Blake, Edward Weston, Andy Warhol, Gerhard Richter; and on the other side, way less high-brow: advertisements, stock photos.” With a focus on contemporary ecological issues, Reynolds uses his aesthetic lens to explore humanity’s relationship to our planet and the cosmos in his paintings of the sun, moon, icebergs, and Earth. The sun works are based on photographs he took from across the US, their variations showing the same constant source of light and life varying based on our connection to it, from day to day, location to location. Reynolds has been part of group and solo exhibitions throughout the US, and his work can be found in the collection of LACMA, Los Angeles; The Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County; and The R.I.S.D. Museum, Brown University, and numerous private collections.