Cecilia Reeve

Cecilia Reeve is a London-based artist and animator who graduated from the University of Brighton where she studied Illustration and is currently doing her MA in animation at The Royal College of Art.

Cecilia has a deep fascination with swimming pools and the way that light can dance across the water and how bodies are fragmented within them. A modern-day Hockney, Cecilia celebrates the rich and intricate patterns that refract across a water’s surface, creating a unique style that blurs the boundaries between figuration and abstraction. There is often a mysterious and somewhat unsettling atmosphere present within her work which gives it a narrative and filmic quality, thus creating the link between her paintings and animations.

Cecilia is also interested in themes based around femininity, using her art to capture the ethereal world of emotion that cannot be explained in words. 

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Cecilia's Style

In these settings, the inhabitants are aware of an onlooker while, at the same time, appearing not to care about being observed. 

Through these stolen glimpses of other worlds, Cecilia invites the viewer to experience different emotions, ranging from feelings of isolation and desire to contemplation.

"I think that the most important thing to me is to evoke an emotional response with the viewer." - Cecilia Reeve

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November Drop 2023

“For my latest collection I created 20 small, sensory gouache paintings depicting my own hands and feet touching or submerged in water. I find myself constantly drawn to depicict how immersion in water temporarily warps, distorts and even dissolves our bodies; below the surface we experience something intangible and unearthly as we undulate and transform. By focusing my subject matter I felt that I was able to really examine this idea and play with pattern, colour and mood.” - Cecilia Reeve, Touch, Feel...Dissolve
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Summer Limited Edition Prints 2022

"I have recently begun to consider greenhouses as worlds within worlds; with glass windows secluding abundant fauna from the outside world. What first began as a background for my first year film, evolved to a desire to create an immersive painting that would draw the viewer in with tangled plants and unsettling shadows." - Cecilia Reeve, The Greenhouse Print

Drop 3 - High Summer 2022

"My recent collection was inspired by Pre- Raphaelite poet Christina Rossetti. Each piece began from a line or selection of lines from her piece ‘Dream-Land’, which describes a woman’s dream to escape and transcend the pain and physicality of the real world. I was drawn to using a range of muted colours and playing with the relationship between night and day to create a moody yet thoughtful atmosphere." - Cecilia Reeve, Where Sunless Rivers Weep

Drop 2 - Summer 2022

"This collection has been inspired by first year studying Animation at the Royal College of Art where I have been inspired by our connection to nature and the space in between sleeping and waking, where dreamworlds emerge that are very almost familar. These pieces are the inspiration for and progression of the my current first year animation film." - Cecilia Reeve, Within a Moon

In The Flesh

This curation is on show at our exhibition 'In The Flesh'. It was on display at 105 Pimlico Road, SW1W 8NQ from 25th November to 19th December 2021.

This will be the first time that the artists of Partnership Editions have come together in a physical space since lockdown has lifted, and it celebrates the very fact that we're able to see their works in person again.

We embrace the many purposes of an exhibition: a way to unite artists and collectors, and an opportunity to engage with both people and art - something we've all been deprived of for too long.

The works in this exhibition have been selected based on their exceptional skill and power to communicate. See their colours, their textures, experience their emotions, let them get under your the flesh.

The Debut Home Collection

"When designing this Wall Hanging I introduced a simplified but eye catching colour palette that, along with the subject matter, would bring a sense of wonder and escapism into the everyday." - Cecilia Reeve, Diving Into Moonlight

Drop 3 - Summer 2021

“In this series of gouache paintings I was very much drawn to painting reflections and shadows. These ephemeral instances such as the reflection of a foot in water or sunlight slanting across the floor, add a kind of magical dimension to everyday life.” - Cecilia Reeve, Sunbeams and Reflections

Spring Limited Edition Prints

Drop 5 - Winter 2020

"In this collection I wanted to create a series of etchings that were mediative and tranquil; exploring small moments of stillness and beauty. Inspired by my own imagination, surroundings and memories I wanted these prints to work together as a three and also on their own. Etching is not a process I am too familiar with and it was wonderful for me to explore and adapt to this new medium."- Cecilia Reeve, The Etching Series

Winter Limited Edition Prints

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