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Robert Reeves

Robert Reeves

Pleasant Hill, United States

Robert Reeves was born in Waterloo, Iowa in 1970. He received a BA from the University of
Northern Iowa in 1994. He has been creating and exhibiting Art for over 15 years. Working primarily
from photos taken while chronicling his time spent walking and traveling Reeves paints moments of
personal significance and striking balance. His paintings allow the viewer to assume the role of voyeur
giving them the opportunity to step into the scene and watch people moving through their everyday
landscape. His painting style employs rough, energetic handling of the medium and highly saturated
colors. Scenes that look photographic from a distance dissolve into masses of fervent brush strokes
and splotches of paint. Building facades become washes. Figures become a slash of brush.
Reeves admits that while the finished works appear to be plausibly genuine his process for
arriving at the final composition is more organic: shifting figures and structures around to match the
memory of the moment rather than remain fully within the constrains of merely reproducing a
photograph. He seeks to move beyond the photograph and delve into his memory of the moment and
convey it to the viewer.
Robert currently works and lives in Des Moines, Iowa.

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  • Joined: January 2008


Had to move...

It’s been a very long time since I’ve been on RB. So long that some of my contact info has changed. If you’re looking for posts on my new work you can now find them here: / Hope to hear from you soon. / R
Posted about 4 years – Leave a comment

DSM Arts Festival Mural Blog update

for a series of pics on this project read here: Rob Reeves Studio: Elbow Deep in Oils
Posted almost 7 years – Leave a comment

Push Push

Read my full blog at / It’s been a good week. I’ve been spending my studio time wisely, but I need to be writing more. Seems like I when I have the time to write I never feel like it (read as: tired, uninspired, inebriated). I need to carry over my studio work ethic into my writing. I never was much of a writer to begin with so it’s been hard at …
Posted about 7 years – Leave a comment

A Brief Moment to Reflect.

(as always view the entire blog with pics at ) / Well the plan was that I’d have the house to myself for a few hours this afternoon. Things don’t always turn out like you’d planned. So the open house didn’t get any traffic (damned real-estate market). Not a huge surprise. It IS February. We’ll keep trying. It’ll sell one of these da…
Posted about 7 years – Leave a comment
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