Reginald Sylvester II and Wolverhampton Art Gallery

Reginald Sylvester II and Wolverhampton Art Gallery
15 December 2019 Chloe Austin

Reginald Sylvester II and Wolverhampton Art Gallery

Artist News

15 December 2019, 1:12 PM

Artist News

Maximillian William is pleased to announce the recent addition of Reginald Sylvester II’s 002601 into the Wolverhampton Art Gallery’s contemporary collection. Sylvester II conceived the work in London during his travels around Europe in 2017. This was the first time the artist started to use the motif of barcodes as a means to give insight to his works and communicate his titles in a different manner. Aside from its relevance to our constant interaction with them, Sylvester II is persistently trying to find ways of bringing typography into his work without being overtly literal. This work holds particular importance to Sylvester II, as it paved the way for his more recent works that verge towards pure abstraction.⁣

This is the Artists first inclusion within a British Institution. The painting is currently on display in the Contemporary Collection Exhibition, which covers a range of approaches to portraiture. Featuring other works within the museum’s collection.

Image © Reginald Sylvester II
002601, 2017⁣
Oil paste and acrylic on paper
64. 3 x 53.2 in (163.4 x 132.9 cm)⁣