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    David Reed, »#665«, 2014–2018 | acrylic on polyester | 45.1 x 304.8 cm | photo: Lance Brewer

    David Reed, »#701«, 2017-2018 | oil, alkyd and acryl on polyester | 68.6 x 257.2 cm | photo: Lance Brewer

    David Reed, »#658 (Vice and Reflection)«, 1975/2016 | acrylic on polyester | 189.2 x 459.7 cm


    1946 born in San Diego, CA, USA
    lives and works in New York, USA

    David Reed is one of the most important representatives of abstract painting. Working in a labor-intensive, multi-layered process and on extremely lengthened image formats, Reed explores the continued relevance of painting in the contemporary digital landscape. His singular style was developed in New York in the 1970s, against the backdrop of Abstract Expressionism, Minimalism and Pop Art. Reed processes aspects of these different tendencies in his dynamic compositions that are also inspired by his interest in the Renaissance and Baroque Painting as well as by his passion for film.

    Exhibitions at Häusler Contemporary’s (since 2012):
    »I’m trying to get closer but I’m still a million miles from you« | solo show Zurich | 2018
    »Trouvailles« | joint exhibition with Richard Allen Morris, Zurich | 2017
    »energy : analog« | group show Lustenau | 2016/2017

    »From the Studio« | joint exhibition with Richard Allen Morris, Munich | 2016
    Collector’s Choice Andy Jllien »My Shoes Are Your Shoes« | group show Zurich | 2015
    »Sie griff in den Tomatensalat und schob sich ein Stück Rot in den Mund« | group show Munich | 2014
    »Paintings 1997 – 2013« | solo show Lustenau | 2013/2014
    »Recent Paintings« | solo show Zurich | 2013
    »Temperamente auf Papier II« | group show Zurich | 2013
    »New York Painting« | group show Munich | 2012

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