Rick Reese

I'm not sure what's going on, but octopuses are everywhere these days. This etching, "Charmed," by artist Rick Reese is one of my favorites. I can't tell if this guy is shapeshifting into an octopus or just truly enraptured by it. I love Rick's line quality and the little details like the waves in the octopus head. Rick lives in California and works as a freelance illustrator doing work for clients like Billabong, Royal Caribbean and The Surfrider Foundation. He also teaches at Cal State Long Beach. Rick's had many solo exhibits in California and in 2007 was invited to participate in The Venice Contemporary. For more information about Rick's work email YES Gallery + Studio at yesgalleryandstudio@gmail.com.

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