Amanda Reeves’ colourful yet subtly nuanced abstract paintings challenge the viewer to engage in the contemplation of perception. The desire to secure the paintings in focus is thwarted by their bright colours and tonal shifts; the floating and popping effect of meticulously painted shapes confuses their special relationships and the layers become indistinct.
Reeves’ interest in this series of abstractions is rooted in her fascination with colour and pattern. Influenced by her previous studies in marine biology she integrates a rigid sense of shape and form with an intuitive and organic colour palette.
Since graduating with honors from OCADU in 2005, Reeves has participated in numerous exhibitions. Her work is in the collections of the Bank of Montreal, Royal Bank of Canada, Medcan and Cenovus Energy amongst others.