Exploring how we arrived at this point – from the archaic to a language of compressed space – Bruce Reynolds’ work invites consideration of the ancient and the ‘now’.
Bruce Reynolds’ work grew from collage to relief and sculpture over a number of decades. Recent residencies in Rome focused both studio and architectural works on relief forms that occupy the space between painting and sculpture, between drawing and architecture. He describes it as being both archaic and a fresh place of representation.
Bruce Reynolds studied at the ANU School of Art, ACT, and at the Victorian College of the Arts in Melbourne. Now based in Brisbane, Bruce’s career spans more than 30 years in Australia and abroad as an arts practitioner and educator (ANU School of Art through the 1980s and more recently at the Queensland College of Art, Griffith University from 1986 to 2006). A trained painter, Bruce works across 2D and 3D media, integrating the mediums of photography, painting, sculpture and relief in his practice. Bruce’s cast works gained the Griffith University Award for Excellence in Research in 2019. Bruce has had numerous solo exhibitions in Australia and has participated in many group exhibitions around Australia and in Germany. His work is held in public collections including National Gallery of Australia; Queensland Art Gallery; Museum of Brisbane; Artbank; the High Court, Queensland; and HOTA, Gold Coast. Bruce has regularly created large-scale artworks for integration into architectural projects, and has contributed extensively to Brisbane’s public art landscape.