Tige Reeve
"My Reclamation Series is about exploration.  T​​​​o capture the point of beauty in the deterioration, thus reclaiming thru the combination of metal, plaster, paint and other elements...before colors fade...before disintegration."
  1. Ghost Town
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    Ghost Town
  2. Elemental Exposure
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    Elemental Exposure
  3. Reclamation III
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    Reclamation III
  4. Reclamation III
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    Reclamation III
  5. Reclamation III
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    Reclamation III
  6. Integration II
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    Integration II
  7. Reclaimation IV
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    Reclaimation IV
  8. Reclaimation II
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    Reclaimation II
  9. Reclamation
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    Reclamation
  10. The Origin of Fire
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    The Origin of Fire
  11. Integration I
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    Integration I
  12. Junction Point III
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    Junction Point III

Tige Reeve 


Artist Tige Reeve was born in Huntington Beach California but raised in the high desert landscape of Reno, Nevada where he began to pursue an education in fine art by first attending the University of Nevada Reno before moving to Nashville, Tennessee where he earned a degree in graphic design from Watkins College of Art.

"My background in design was essential in my development as an artist. It has given me tools to better communicate visually through my works of art," Tige explains, "Creating art for me is all about exploration, whether it is a new medium, technique or process… I am constantly problem-solving, pushing myself beyond where I have been before." The artist's use of rich colors and compositions reflects this statement, with vivid earth hues from deep rust to burnt reds and oranges to vibrant tones of blue.

Tige's work transcends mere abstracts, representational and non-representational works and speaks of complex, yet subtle layering of paint, iconography, typography, images and other media from metal to organic elements.
His work reflects the sophistication and diversity he has sought in his own life from extensive travels around the globe from South American dirt runways, crowded with local children on rusted bikes to sun-drenched isles of the Caribbean and the South Pacific to the ancient streets, museums and abundant histories of Europe.

Tige acknowledges the influences of such important visual artists as Modigliani, Rousseau, Van Gogh, Kandinsky, Francis Bacon, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Picasso, and Chagall. When not in the studio, Tige (an avid reader and outdoor enthusiast) spends his time with a good book or hiking through the lush green expanse of the Tennessee park systems or through narrow slot canyons of the South West.

"I am constantly striving in life and in my artworks to create a sense of wonder and enjoyment and to broaden my perspective… To drink in experiences and live each day to its fullest… I don't believe in balance… I believe you have to stir things up… Tip the scales and go with it. Sometimes this "imbalance" can lead you on an unexpected journey!"