This painted study is a reflection of experiencing a rainbow, and the feeling we all get when we come across such a sight, we stop in our tracks to point it out in the sky. Rob Reed says “This behaviour is what I like the most, that we pause for a moment, even if it’s on our travels we still take a brief moment to marvel or even just childishly point out to ourselves the colours that are present. Even if it’s just a mere reaction to the weather, with light being refracted through the rain, it’s the notion that this display offers a momentarily lapse for us to take joy in amidst what ever we have occupying our daily lives.”
Rob Reed creates paintings that offer environments within the confines of the suburban common place, reassessing the modern sense of the idyllic landscape, creating solitary contemplation for which viewers can existentially escape to. He describes his approach is that of a ‘Romantic Realist’, depicting a sense of melancholy deriving from the loss of Romanticism’s admiration of the sublime found in nature. Re-evaluating the emotion of the romantic trait to seek the essence of everyday life. Bringing to light aspects that we consider the mundane and moments which we usually disregard or miss brought to attention for audiences to develop a new sense of appreciation for such.
You can see more of Rob's work here: www.robreed.me
You can see the exhibition online, on Facebook or in person on the corner of Peckham Road and Vestry Road, London SE5 8QL