He’s currently studying sculpture at the National Art School, Darlinghurst and is about to have his second exhibition New Works (a lonely hearts affair with a Zoloft patient).

With American graffiti artists, Reid likens their skills and practice to the traditional atelier-style of learning. “Graffiti treats lettering just like the human form. There needs to be a physicality, weight and thought given to each letter. Graffiti artists spend years studying and perfecting before they lay any kind of creativity over the top of that it, much like a drawer or painter does with the body. I think the best graffiti artists think of it as a formal practice.” In a climate where more artists are working in the fields of digital, video and design-as-art, it is very invigorating to see a young painter with such enthusiasm for the medium. Reid’s uninhibited, oscillating lines run on top of his solid grounds to produce works that have a tension and an energy that hits the viewer with force.