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This work, entitled “Conversation,” is an example of Reihel’s signature approach to sculpture. The rounded contours that form the three distinct forms are at once reminiscent of the human head and decidedly biomorphic in shape, a duality which highlights the complexity and formal ambiguity so often present in his work.

Ron Reihel is an American painter and sculptor. During his childhood, he lived in the California desert, the Florida Keys, and the Bahamas. These three sunny regions have had a significant influence on his signature aesthetic, particularly in his exploration of light, landscape, and elementary biological forms. He received his formal artistic training at Otis Parsons in Los Angeles. While in school, he received recognition from the Ace Gallery and began to show his work there. Since then, his works have been featured in numerous solo exhibitions, including the Grand Central Art Center, Santa Ana, CA; Ace Gallery, Los Angeles, CA; Cartello Gallery, Marina Del Ray CA; and the Bergamot Station, Santa Monica, CA; and many others. He currently lives and works in California.

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Provenance:
  • ACE Gallery, Los Angeles Private collection acquired from the above on July 30, 1994
  • Pickup Location: California, USA
  • Shipping Dimensions: 15.5 x 18 x 16.5 in. (39.37 x 45.72 x 41.91 cm.)
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