July 7-28, 2017
Silas Reynolds: In the moment
Opening reception: Friday, July 7, 5:00-9:00 PM
Exhibition hours are Monday-Friday, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM.
Abstract paintings; medium includes acrylic, spray paint, latex enamel and pastel
Silas reynolds was born and raised in Morristown, TN and now resides in Knoxville, TN. Growing up with an artist father, art was like second nature to him. He began drawing at a very young age and his passion for art grew quickly. He continued his love for drawing throughout his childhood and began experimenting with paint in his early twenties and soon fell in love with the freedom of abstract painting which allowed him to express himself in a different way.
Silas is a self taught artist and is primarily recognized as an abstract painter using bold colors and shapes to create a highly energetic work of art. His style is influenced by the likes of Jackson Pollack, Willem De Kooning and Alex Brewer just to name a few. His work is inspired by nature and everyday life. Wether it’s driving through the mountains or taking a walk in the city he is always on the lookout for different shapes, colors and textures to incorporate into his paintings.
Silas currently maintains a full time job while pursuing art with aspirations of making it his full time career. He is constantly learning and developing as an artist and wishes to translate his passion for art in every piece he creates. Silas says, “Art is not the materials in the bottle or the canvas on the wall, it’s the feeling inside you. Art is who I am. It’s God’s gift to me to enjoy life so in return I give him the glory.”
Most of my work is completely spontaneous and has no subject matter. I simply start with a mark and keep adding layers until there is a cohesive balance between the shapes and colors that are made.