Sunday, September 25, 2016

Bruce Reynolds / @surfinista
Puntas, Puerto Rico
Bruce Reynolds has been a professional artist for the last 20 years.  He is self-taught, working mostly in mixed media and collage, with a recent shift to painting.  Before devoting himself full time to artwork, Bruce spent many years designing and building custom contemporary furniture.  Those skills helped him to incorporate symmetry, structure, and composition into his work.  Being an avid surfer for the last 43 years and world traveler since his teens, Bruce’s work has taken on a worldview that crosses over many cultural barriers. Throughout the years, he found himself being influenced by the DaDa movement, pop culture, and today’s graffiti artists.  These influences have helped maintain a work that is both current and provocative.

With no industry to speak of, a lot of our surfing forefathers had to smuggle things to finance their lifestyle. Nowadays, with few forefathers to speak of, the surfing industry has to smuggle the lifestyle to finance their things.

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