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Mark Reynolds
updated: 02/17/2014
website: www.markareynolds.com
 
   
 
 
     
 
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Minor Third Series: Fine Structure of Matter, 7.2.08
Double Phi Root Series, 12.25.09
Square Root Phi Series: Disrp. 8.22.10 B
Marriage of Incommensurables Series: Square Root Phi and Root Three B
Minor Third Series: Ode to Mondrian V
Greater and Lesser Dyad Series: Winter Roots, 12.11
Square Root Phi Series: Disrp., 6.18.10
Minor Third Series: King’s Chamber Wall IV
Square Root Phi Series: KPR
The 1.118 Series: Winter Industry
Musical Ratios Series: 6 to 7 2011
Square Root Phi Series: Old City, Occult Center
Double Square Series: Roots and Harmonics
MAR Scalene Theorem 9 IV
Phi/Square Root Phi Series: 1.3.14
 
Portfolio Keywords:  geometric, abstract
 
 
Minor Third Series: Fine Structure of Matter, 7.2.08 by Mark Reynolds
Minor Third Series: Fine Structure of Matter, 7.2.08
Graphite on rag paper
July, 2008
12" x  10" 
Double Phi Root Series, 12.25.09 by Mark Reynolds
Double Phi Root Series, 12.25.09
Watercolor and color ink on rag paper
Dec., 2009
13.625" x  11" 
Square Root Phi Series: Disrp. 8.22.10 B by Mark Reynolds
Square Root Phi Series: Disrp. 8.22.10 B
Watercolor, ink, and graphite on rag paper
August, 2010
10.5" x  8.25" 
Marriage of Incommensurables Series: Square Root Phi and Root Three B by Mark Reynolds
Marriage of Incommensurables Series: Square Root Phi and Root Three B
Oil, ink, and graphite on Linen
April, 2010
18" x  18" 
Minor Third Series: Ode to Mondrian V   by Mark Reynolds
Minor Third Series: Ode to Mondrian V
Graphite, pastel, and colored pencils on rag paper
2011
12 " x  10 " 
Greater and Lesser Dyad Series: Winter Roots, 12.11     by Mark Reynolds
Greater and Lesser Dyad Series: Winter Roots, 12.11
Graphite, pastel, and colored pencils on rag paper
2011
15 " x  11 " 
Square Root Phi Series: Disrp., 6.18.10  by Mark Reynolds
Square Root Phi Series: Disrp., 6.18.10
Watercolor, ink, and graphite on rag paper
June, 2010
10.5" x  8.25" 
Minor Third Series: King’s Chamber Wall IV  by Mark Reynolds
Minor Third Series: King’s Chamber Wall IV
Graphite, pastel, and colored pencils on tea stained rag paper
2011
12 " x  10 " 
Square Root Phi Series: KPR    by Mark Reynolds
Square Root Phi Series: KPR
Watercolor and ink on rag paper
Dec., 2008
9.4375" x  12" 
The 1.118 Series: Winter Industry by Mark Reynolds
The 1.118 Series: Winter Industry
Oil, ink, graphite, and charcoal on linen
Nove., 2009
24" x  20" 
Musical Ratios Series: 6 to 7 2011 by Mark Reynolds
Musical Ratios Series: 6 to 7 2011
Graphite, pastel, and colored pencils on paper
2011
14 " x  17 " 
Square Root Phi Series: Old City, Occult Center  by Mark Reynolds
Square Root Phi Series: Old City, Occult Center
Oil, silverpoint, ink, and graphite on linen mounted on board
Dec., 2008
13.4375" x  10.5625" 
Double Square Series: Roots and Harmonics     by Mark Reynolds
Double Square Series: Roots and Harmonics
Graphite,pastels, and colored pencils on paper
2011
18 " x  13 " 
MAR Scalene Theorem 9 IV by Mark Reynolds
MAR Scalene Theorem 9 IV
Graphite on rag paper
12/31/10
13.75 " x  13.75 " 
Phi/Square Root Phi Series: 1.3.14   by Mark Reynolds
Phi/Square Root Phi Series: 1.3.14
Ink, graphite, and pastel on cotton paper
Jan. 3, 2014
21.875 in. 0 " x  16.875 " 

Artist Statement

Geometry means “measure of the earth” but it is in fact far more than just this.   Geometry is interdisciplinary, multidimensional, universal, absolute, eternal, elemental, and essential.  At the same time, geometry is a noble and exalted gift, not base, crude, or sinister.  It is the most pure of art forms, and pays homage to eternity and the cosmos.  It may suggest a greater reality yet is complete wherever it is found.  Geometry is the visual representation of numbers in their most elementary form, whether these numbers are rational or irrational.  Without geometry, disorder would overwhelm order, the cosmos as we know it would not exist, and art would have no form.  No one knows when and where geometry first came into existence in the universe.  We only know that geometry was discovered, not invented. 

      I use geometry in my art work because of its universal, clear, and spiritual nature, for its ability to address and unify the formal aspects of art: point, line, shape, ratio, light, and color, and for its avoidance of narrative, social, political, sexual, athletic, hierarchical, fashionable, and other debate-filled issues. 

 There are several sources for my work:

 1. My own discoveries, explorations, and inventions using geometric systems

2. Geometric analyses of ancient and classical architecture and painting

3. Geometric systems found in the natural world and in the human body

4. Classical and contemporary studies in number and geometry

      Paramount in my work is the art and science of grid making: perimeters, fields, intersections, and relationships of structures and patterns within defined areas.  These areas are set by sacred ratios that can be discussed in metaphysical terms, and their grids are linear representations of the various energy fields found in all geometric shapes and forms. All grids are selected from an infinitely large number of possibilities, edited, and developed.

  The spiritual qualities of geometry and the physical aspects of drawing and painting geometric systems are key aspects of my efforts to take geometry farther than any artist in history.  I have come to know that it is as much the geometry working with me as me working with it. 

Artist Bio / CV

Mark A. Reynolds

 

667 Miller Avenue

Mill Valley, CA  94941

marart@pacbell.net

www.markareynolds.com