Paul Reid Revives Greek Mythology in Paintings

by Andy SmithPosted on

The figurative works of Paul Reid revive the world of ancient Greek mythology, yet render new scenes through the artist’s contemporary vantage point. Though Reid’s education and understanding of form owes much to the masters of yesterday, his own cinematic style comes through in each of these scenes, feeling at once elegant and casual.

“… He continues to mine the potent imagery of the Greek Myths as preserved in Ovid. The brutality and amorality of the original texts are respected and the artist resists adding new symbols for a modern interpretation,” a statement says. “Instead, we are invited to make our own, personal conclusions in witness of the hubris and nemesis, clash of cultures and wild and civilizing influences still at play in our 21st Century lives.”

See more of Reid’s work below.

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