John Reynolds

Aotearoa New Zealand, b.1956

Catherine Wheel

  • Purchased, 2004
  • Woodcut
  • 1215 x 805mm
  • 2004/48.a-d
  • 2004

For the exhibition Painters As Printmakers (19 October 2007 - 20 January 2008) this work appeared with this label:

Large in scale and consisting of four separate sheets of paper, Catherine Wheel is full of movement and rhythm. Rejecting traditional woodcutting tools, John Reynolds has instead opted to use a mechanical wood router with varying sizes to make many of the sweeping, looping marks. Much of Reynolds’ work is intuitive in nature, and he often brings into play a natural empathy with the materials he uses.

Reynolds graduated from the Elam School of Fine Arts at Auckland University in 1978 and has pursued a successful career as a painter. He has worked with a wide variety of printmaking media over the years, producing etchings, lithographs and woodcuts. He has collaborated with Muka Studio in Auckland and Marian Maguire at PaperGraphica in Christchurch.