Born in Hertfordshire in 1962, Graham Rees is a graphic designer and artist. Rees is the twin brother of fellow Collection artist, Michael Rees. Rees specialises in catalogue design, having produced catalogues for galleries including Jonathan Cooper Gallery, Piano Nobile Gallery and The Redfern Gallery. Rees’s Self-Portrait with Scarf (2019) was acquired by Ruth Borchard Collection in 2019
Graham Rees’s Self Portrait with Scarf (2019) speaks of his background as a graphic designer with its bold use of colour and line. Graham Rees’s face emerges from a sage green background, evocative of a digital avatar of the self. The different textures of his skin, hair and clothing are rendered with smooth and precise brushwork, punctuated by his polka-dot blue and red scarf.