Graeme Reed’s artwork predominantly uses portraiture to explore common aspects of the human condition like belonging, seeking approval, self belief and inner conflict.
In a recent series of screenprints, teasingly titled ‘Misfits of the World Unite’, he playfully juxtaposes brazen posturing with fashion insecurities, and awkwardness. They are often surprising and sometimes menacing.
He uses everyday images from fashion magazines, and his own photography as starting points for his work, while also plundering a broad range of art historical sources to inspire ideas.
After studying printmaking at Chelsea School of Art in the 1980’s, he has recently returned to the discipline exhibiting in a number of mixed exhibitions. Recent highlights include, Ty Pawb Print International 2022, RBSA Print Prize Exhibition and Woolwich Contemporary Print Fair.