Reece King


b. 189, Tāmaki Makaurau

“When I look at a bad painting it makes an annoying sound. When I look at a good, finished painting, it sort of hums, it reverberates, it resonates.” – Reece King.

King’s paintings take you to a paradoxical place. “They shouldn’t work, but they do,” is his preferred term of endearment. “Using life to make paintings and making paintings that are alive,” is the tautological-sounding tightrope the artist wants to walk. He renders particularly thin that line between caricaturing the very idea of a painting and simply rolling out all the visual and tactile pleasure painting has to offer.

via Anna Miles Gallery.