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Michael Rees

Born in 1962 - United Kingdom

BIOGRAPHY

Michael Rees is an English painter, born in 1962. A self-taught artist, he began to paint as the years went by, with his wife Tracy Rees, also an artist and they developed their common passion for art. He grew up in Ipswich but has been living and working in Cornwall since 30 years.

His atmospheric and psychological images depict unknown characters in landscapes without shades,in a dark ambience, while suggesting a subversive mind. His imagery is based on instinct and constraints. There are intriguing similarities with the cultural, social and psychological symbols of Art Brut, as promoted by Jean Dubuffet.

He exhibits his work in England and USA.

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EXHIBITIONS

SOLO EXHIBITIONS:
1989 Salthouse Gallery, St. Ives
1997 Paintings, Sculptures and Prints, Austin/ Desmond Fine Art, London
2000 The Excavated Image, Austin/ Desmond Fine Art, London
2002 Market House Gallery, Marazion
2004 Badcocks Gallery, Newlyn, Cornwall
2005 Trace Elements, Austin/Desmond Fine Art, London
2006 Oliver Contemporary, London
2007 Naked Earth, Goldfish Contemporary Fine Art, Penzance
2008 Michael Rees, Austin/ Desmond Fine Art, London
2011 Mini Retrospective, Market House Gallery, St Ives

MIXED EXHIBITIONS:
Goldfish Gallery, Penzance
Market House Gallery, Marazion
Stoneman Gallery, Penzance
Belgrave gallery, St Ives
Lemon Street Gallery, Truro
Oliver Contemporary, London
and many more...

PUBLIC COLLECTIONS:
Anthony Petullo, Milwakee, USA
Pallant House, Chichester
The Falmouth Art Gallery Cornwall

PUBLICATIONS:
Michael Rees, Paintings, Sculpture and Prints 1997
The Excavated Image 2000
The Excavated Image 2000 -
Hand-painted cover Hardback Limited Edition of 20
Trace Elements 2005
Naked Earth 2007
Move Catalogue 2007
Hugh Stoneman The Master's Master
Revolver Art Cornwall

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