Alan Reynolds emerged in the context of post-war Neo-Romanticism and painted landscape in watercolour and oil until 1958. His increasing preoccupation with finding and rhyming geometric shape in his landscapes gave way to an improvisatory abstraction, using basic circular and rectangular shapes and irregular orthogonal layouts similar to those used by the slightly older 'middle generation' of painters such as Scott.
Dialogue by Alan Reynolds
In 1969, after looking carefully at the work of Sophie Taeuber, Reynolds began to produce reliefs in painted wood. Later he went on to use cubic modules, and even to work on free-standing constructions, but the CNAA's relief dates from his first phase of reliefs employing curvilinear form. The elements are regular half-circles, but their placing around a median point is intuitively arrived at to create the dialogical relationship implied by the title.
|Material:||acrylic on relief panel|
|Measurements:||1187 x 1378 mm|
|Technique:||relief construction, painted wood|
|Location:||Arts & Humanities Research Council, Whitefriars, Lewins Mead, Bristol, BS1 2AE. View by appointment; please contact the AHRC's Facilities Manager on 01179 876 500|
|Rights owner:||Alan Reynolds|
|Rights status:||UK HE use only|
|Institution:||Council for National Academic Awards|
|Notes:||Woolwich Polytechnic School of Art, before winning a scholarship to study at the Royal College of Art|