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Guy Reid is a British artist who was born in Johannesburg in 1963 and grew up in London and Shropshire. After having completed his BA in Politics and History at North London Polytechnic in 1984, Reid began training as a classical carver and restorer, going on to work for the world-renowned Spink Workshop (now Arlington Conservation), where he completed work for institutions as varied as the Metropolitan Museum New York, the Getty Museum California, Harewood House and the Sir John Soane Museum London. Go to web page About Guy to read more on Guy Reid and his sculptures.
ANTHONY LIN'S INTRODUCTION TO GUY REID'S WORK
Asian art expert and Hong Kong based fine art dealer Anthony Lin writes an introduction to Reid's work. Read Introduction.
EXHIBITION L'ESPACE CROIX BARAGNON, TOULOUSE
The Question Is?
Jan. 20th - 7th March 2015
Guy has been invited to show at the contemporary art center, L'Espace Croix Baragnon in Toulouse in early 2015. He is currently creating a monumental site specific relief 3.5 m high x 1.6 m wide titled 'The Question Is?' The relief will represent 9 large multiple angled views in persective of a sculpture of Andrew sitting cross legged. Below is an image of the partially finished work.
Image Lisa White
'NOUS' EXHIBITION AND BOOK
July 12th- 5th October 2013
La Chapelle-St Jacques
Centre de l'art Contemporain
Nous Image: Lucas Charrier
Throughout the summer of 2013, Guy was showing with La Chapelle de St Jacques,
Centre de l'art Contemporain at St Gaudens in South West France.
The works exhibited focused on intimate portraits of Andrew and the artist himself. Amongst new sculptures shown were three self-portaits of Guy at 50. The last in the series shows Reid carrying his baby daughter Pearl. To see images please go to Recent Exhibitions on the Gallery page of this site.
In conjuction with the exhibition, a book has been published by the French art house publishers Analogues. Entitled 'NOUS' it looks primarily at portraits of Andrew done over the past 10 years but also includes other portraits of people closely linked to Guy. The book can be ordered online directly from the Analogues Press or bought through good art book sellers. English speakers can also order 'NOUS' via Les Presses du Réel.
Price €26 + p&p
Here you can see a 10 minute film by Lucas Charrier about the making of the exhibition 'NOUS' and a second 2 minute film interview about my work made by Jonathan Nicodème with Véronique Fauvet-Lamonerie . Both films are in French, en Français.
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'LITTLE ME' at the Coningsby Gallery London W1
Guy exhibited throughout February 2013 with the Coningsby Gallery London W1. Amongst works included were a new double portrait of Andrew and Guy as Gentleman Farmers, a portait of Grace pregnant (friend and mother of Guy's daughter Pearl), and four portraits of authors commissioned by the publisher David Fickling.
Enquiries: Contact Coningsby Gallery London W1.
'CRAFTS' MAGAZINE ARTICLE
Read the abbreviated online version of Teleri Lloyd-Jone's UK Craft's Council's 'Crafts' magazine article on Guy Reid and his show 'Little Me' at the Coningsby Gallery London. Read
MAKING PHILIP PULLMAN:
A 15 minute film by Margot Donkervoort.
The Dutch film maker Margot Donkervoort has made a short film about the work processes involved in producing a second portrait of Philip Pullman commissioned by the author himself. View Film
You can also view Margot's first film Making Andrew showing the making of a portrait of Andrew from start to finish. View Film
DAVID FICKLING: CHILDREN'S AUTHOR COMMISSION
Guy has recently been commissioned to do several children's author portraits. The first four are of writers Philip Pullman, Dame Jacqueline Wilson, writer/ illustrators Nick Sharratt and Ian Archie Beck. They can be seen below with the authors comments. Further images are on the Portfolio page of this site. These are the first in a series commissioned by the publisher David Fickling.
Image: Margot Donkervoort
'I'm absolutely bowled over not only by the detail - which is small enough to have been done by the Tailor of Gloucester - but by the overall shape and feel and gestalt of it. That's ME, small enough to hold in the hand.....and so entirely THERE. Guy you are a genius. I love it!'
Philip Pullman Dec 2010
'It's so strange looking at a perfect miniature version of yourself. I must have presented a real challenge as a model, with my short hair, black dress, fancy shoes and huge rings- Guy has worked wonders. I think he's caught the very essence of me'
Dame Jackie Wilson April 2011
'Guy's work is quite astonishing. It's an extraordinary experience meeting a tiny version of oneself, every detail in place, down to the labels on the slippers and the insects in the pattern on my shirt. My sculpture's so likelike it seems to be breathing.'
Nick Sharratt May 2011
Guy Reid Exhibitions and Representation