Bright, Poppy Styles: Art by Reed Dixon
SHAPE SERIES 1, enamel on canvas
Reed Dixon is a freelance graphic designer and artist from Pennsylvania. With a background in graphics and greeting card illustration, Reed brings a range of bright, poppy styles to his works.
Reed’s enamel works are especially interesting. The use of slightly raised splashes of enamel creates sense of tension between two and three dimensional media, and works that the viewer is compelled to want to touch. These enamel works are often abstract, though even in figurative works the emphasis seems to be more on style and medium than on subject.
The front page of Reed's art website
I love Reed’s bright, pop-art renditions of small appliances. These painting have a sort of irresistible oddball charm to them that I find incredibly endearing – not to mention the skillful, smooth way they are rendered. It’s a similar style that Reed brings to his Produce Section gallery, though these images of fruits and vegetables are painted in a warmer, less metallic color scheme.