JOHNATHAN REINER SOLO SHOW – FEMME FATALE
Johnathan learnt his screenprinting skills under the guidance of print club head printer Marco Lawrence.
He spent many weeks printing his work and developing his pieces which we have been selling since he started producing work as a screenprinter
His new screen printed works are on display at hangup and are from the latest development in his work all printed here in east London studios.
Here’s a selection of Johnathan’s pieces we have for sale in our online gallery, keep your eyes peeled for new limited edition screen prints being added to his collection very soon!
Shop Johnathan’s whole collection here
Femme Fatale features Reiner’s female portraiture works, which challenge both historical and contemporary representations of female beauty. Currently training as a neurologist, Dr. Reiner’s work dissects ‘objective’ and ‘universal’ ideals, and reveals them to be socially constructed concepts. He shows how these concepts are not hard-wired into our brains, but imposed on us by the culture we live in. Using found materials, which range from early 20th century soft pornography to contemporary fashion magazines, Reiner contrasts Western notions of beauty with those of non-western, native and tribal beauty. In doing so he explores the idea that the concept of ‘beauty’ is fluid, and liable to change according to time, place and context. What begins as a figure portrayed as fragile or tormented is transformed and empowered by the artist’s embellishment. Reiner provides an individuality and personality to the muse by adding tribal references and motifs from the natural world. He raises his subjects from that of a models who are coveted, to figures which are worshiped. “It is about empowering; reclaiming of the image’s power” explains Reiner.
Date: Thursday 1st December
Time: 6 – 9pm
Location: Hang Up Gallery