Billy Reynolds Digital Image

“Unveiling of the Synthetic Transformation” Digital Image. Billy Reynolds, 2015.

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“Self Portrait with Right of Face and Neck Exposed” Digital Image. Billy Reynolds, 2015.

Billy Reynolds Whipping Up Something

“Whipping Up Something In The Kitchen”, Digital Image. Billy Reynolds, 2014.

Billy Reynolds Long Term Commitment

“Long Term Commitment” Digital Image. Billy Reynolds, 2014.

Billy Reynolds Self Portrait Face Exposed

“Self Portrait with Right of Face Exposed” Digital Image. Billy Reynolds, 2014.

Billy Reynolds Ten Year Assessment

“Ten Year Assessment (With Medical Illustration from Antonio Scarpa’s 1794 ‘Tabluae Neurlogicae’”, Digital Image. Billy Reynolds, 2014.

We’ve been following the work of Billy Reynolds for the past 6 years and have noticed that he never fails to find morbid humor in the mundane. It’s what we love about him.

In his latest works (2014-2015) Billy focuses on inserting historical anatomical illustration, from the likes of Scarpa and Maclise, into his self-portraits. The self-portraits range from bland business-like headshots to mirroring the body compositions in the historical anatomy texts. This sort of fluctuation from the medical educational realm to human existence is what makes his work so fascinating.

Billy states,

I enter the unknown with each new piece of art to honor the fragility of human existence. My work at first might seem too aggressive, but take a closer look and there is optimism too – optimism of being alive in our own complex state of being.

To view more of Billy Reynolds’ work, visit billyreynolds.com.

 

If you’re interested in owning a spectacular piece by Billy Reynolds, we have 3 exclusive prints available in the Street Anatomy Store!

Billy Reynolds prints available at the Street Anatomy Store