Erik ReeL painting World Without Walls
Erik ReeL, “World Without Walls“, acrylic on canvas, 82 x 92 inces, 184 x 208 cm, 2017, in UpFront Studio with Rhonda Hill, February 2017

“ReeL’s technique exhibits a high degree of transparency, layering, sfgraffito and graffitto, with a strong sense of hand, the hand-made, and an absence of any references to the material world. This work can be seen as a thorough-going critique of materialism, the machine or machine-made, and the triumph of feeling over the manufactured. For ReeL, marking is a defining characteristic of the human and the primordial act of signification and meaning for human consciousness.”    – Nikki Arconi