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Kelly Reaves

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Toad
How I Imagine it to Be, 2007 Oil On Canvas 48x96"
Still-life
Still Life, 2007 Oil On Canvas 36x48"
Firework_blurface_almost_finished
Fireworks Blurface, 2005 Oil, Enamel, And Glitter On Canvas 36x48"
Gacy
Gacy, 2009 Watercolor On Board 12x20"
Fake_landscape
Fixing God's Mistakes, 2006 Digital Photograph
Me_ruining_landscape_2
Ruining Landscape, 2006 Digital Photograph
I_never_have_to_be_alone_again-600x553
I Never Have to be Alone Again, 2005 Digital Photograph And Oil On Paper 96x96"
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Teeth, 2013 Oil On Canvas 12x12
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Side Teeth, 2014 Oil On Canvas 14x16
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Creep, 2014 Oil On Canvas 12x16
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Quick Facts
Birthplace
St. Petersburg, FL
Birth year
1985
Lives in
Chicago
Works in
Chicago
Schools
The School of the Art Institute of Chicago
Representing galleries
Tags
publication, mixed-media, figurative, sculpture, installation, video-art, performance, conceptual, landscape, modern, photography, digital, exhibition/performance
Statement

My work embraces hedonism. I want it to appeal to our most basic human emotions through lurid visual cues and a visceral manipulation of materials. I try to elicit lewd thoughts with only paint strokes and flashes of teeth. Oil painting is an ostentatious pursuit, which I combine with vulgar party deco and occasionally raw video footage to indulge my cravings for immoderate experiences.