Rhys Douglas Farrell is an emerging artist living and working in Calgary, Alberta. He received his Bachelor of Fine Arts (major in Painting) from the Alberta College of Art + Design in the spring of 2016. Rhys Farrell was the recipient of a painting scholarship from ACAD where he was also the Representative for the Painting Department and the Director of the Student Gallery, Quoin Gallery. He was signed on with the Herringer Kiss Gallery when still a student and his first solo show was named by Canadian Art Magazine as a “Must See”. He was also recently featured in a 7 page spread in Branded Magazine. His work has been aggressively collected by private and corporate collections alike.
Rhys Farrell’s paintings create optical images and illusions through the use of colour and shape. Rhys’ work pays particular attention to colour theory and how line and shape affect visual perception. Recently, Rhys has begun to play with cut outs in his supports so the surface of his paintings can continue in an interaction with the wall.