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Artist of the Day: Justin Reed

Justin Reed doesn’t have a whole lot about himself on his site, other than “(he) was born in 1979, and received a BFA in Illustration from the University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth. He currently resides in Vermont.” What drew me to his work, besides being a skilled painter, are these amazing “widescreen” formatted pop mashups that he does. So instead of another painting of a certain Hollywood character, you get a mural style painting that has been treated with Justin’s almost caricaturized way of bringing these figures together.

He does take commissions, and I know that the wait is pretty hefty but it’s bound to only get longer. Also, Dixonfoma has an interview with him that goes through his inspirations and working process.

Head on over and check out his homepage for more works: Justin Reed Art
You can also follow him on his blog: Justin Reed on Blogger

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    D I X O N
    Apr 7, 2009 at 10:45 pm

    Thanks very much for mentioning my interview with Justin. His attention to detail and ability to tell a story in widescreen acrylic format makes him the phenomenal artist he is. He was so kind with his time and correspondence to put the interview together with me.

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    Darren
    Apr 8, 2009 at 6:34 am

    This is a fresh take on art involving celebrities. Understandable why there is a wait for his commissions.

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    Thom Glick
    May 5, 2009 at 1:43 pm

    Awesome work! Great example of an artist really working the composition.

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