We are pleased to present CUTS, a new suite of works on paper by Reginald Sylvester II. In these recent works, the expectation of a linear, rectangular base for painting is disrupted by curved cuts which split the works into two or three pieces or remove sections entirely. Positive and negative space is examined both in the application of paint on the picture plane and beyond, with the frame becoming a key component of the work which struggles to maintain a linear structure. A disintegration of traditional art materials first appeared in Sylvester’s large-scale works when the artist began placing...
  • Reginald Sylvester II (b. 1987, Jacksonville, North Carolina) works predominantly in abstraction. Many of his paintings are large-scale, featuring gestural...

    Reginald Sylvester II (b. 1987, Jacksonville, North Carolina) works predominantly in abstraction. Many of his paintings are large-scale, featuring gestural mark-making with layers of paint applied through a physically demanding process. His works are held in public collections including the Peréz Art Museum, Miami; ICA Miami, Florida; Ackland Art Museum, North Carolina; Wolverhampton Art...