Austin Reed

Austin Reed is an international American contemporary artist known for his unique fusion of styles referencing from city streets and abstract influence. He Has found inspiration from many different forms of painting and tries to implement them into a unique style of his own. Reed is a multimedia artist who is driven by his own imagination to create works of art which consistently grab attention. Incorporating elements of street views and abstract layering into his varied compositions, Austin combines conceptual photography references and cityscapes, along with poetics to explore an eclectic range of media. Born in 1989 in Ventura, California, Austin came to San Diego in 2013 to pursue his tattoo career. Although Reed’s background and training is in tattoo art, the two-dimensionality and the pedestrian nature of the media drove him to find a far more expressive outlet in contemporary art. This rebellion against figurative illustration motivates Reed’s use of texture and mix of finishes. He is now in the studio painting daily expanding to multiple art shows and Galleries, while also doing custom pieces.