Contemporary Painter

Reece Adair (2000) is a BA (Hons) Fine Art first-class graduate specialised in oil painting based in Manchester. (Born in Blackpool, UK). Skilled in stretcher building, sizing and priming surfaces, making mediums and oil paint, DSLR Photography, Adobe Creative Suite and Printing.



Image Material

2021 – Image Material, PS Mirabel Gallery & Studios, Manchester, UK

This second show incorporates the works of three additional artists, whose practices represent the ‘image’ as opposed to just the material of the image….

Material Image

2021 – Material Image, Islington Mill, Unit 2, Regent Road Trading Estate, Salford, UK

We have been working in close proximity for 3 years developing our practices and intentions. So, with an art historical matrix of influence, affinity and context…



2021 displays Reece Adair’s final paintings at Manchester School of Art, including post grad work that was displayed in recent exhibitions. This work is the checkpoint of Reece’s current practice, he has honed in on every component he has studied during Art School to create a final body of work. This work fully embraces the existential themes involving the body…..


2020 Showcases the developed paintings from his second and leading into his third year of Art School. After dedicating his first year to practicing the basics of oil painting, he discovered an insatiable fascination with the injured body. His work evolved into a sustained practice of depicting stretched bodies against dark spaces, which later begins to be a common motif in his practice….



2019 Highlights Reece’s first attempts at oil painting during his first year at Manchester School of Art. Reece focused on understanding the basic principles of oil painting, copying master paintings, spending long nights watching instructional videos, which he still does on occasion. He uses random found imagery as a playground for the learning of these methods…..


Bankley Open 2021

UPCOMING EXHIBITION. Honoured to have been shortlisted for this annual show. Read below for details. Bankley Open 2021 presents works from 20 artists selected from

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Image Material Exhibition

My second show at PS Mirabel is still available to view every Saturday until 18th September 2021 The Second part of a Double Group Exhibition

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