amsterdam: one cannot get fingerprints from a rock

© barry reigate / reflex amsterdam

london-based artist barry reigate [1971] studied at both camberwell college of arts and goldsmiths. a true exponent of the current zeitgeist, reigan is known to blend cartoon elements with bold graphics that aim to portray his critical view on current times. but it's not just works on paper that he crafts, sculptures are also very much a fixture in his highly eclectic creative output. opening on sat - oct 4 [5pm-7pm] at reflex amsterdam is reigate's first exhibition in the low countries. wittily entitled one cannot get fingerprints from a rock, the showcase presents a new body of work. of the 15 paintings on display a few are populated by a cartoon wolf figure, a talismanic figure that recalls the three little pigs fairy-tale and other childhood memories, and a typical reigate motif. although merely whimsical at first, the series feature composite images that insist on multiple interpretations. location: weteringschans 79a [centrum].

© barry reigate / reflex amsterdam