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Joseph Reihsen is an internationally acclaimed contemporary abstract painter. Reihsen often uses a wonderful layering of colors and the mediums of pastel and acrylics to create his abstract works.

Joe Reihsen was born in Blaine, Maine in the year 1979. The artist attended the San Francisco Art Institute where he earned a B.F.A. Reihsen went on to earn a M.F.A. from the University of California at Santa Barbara.

Reihsen likes using the impasto technique of very heavy paint.

In this clip we catch up with the great James Kalm to view a group exhibition that includes the work of Joe Reihsen from earlier in 2015. Reihsen’s work is shown at the 4:40 mark of the clip:

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Reihsen first began exhibiting his artwork in 2003.

What is great about this artist is his variety of techniques used to apply the paint. Even looking at his work that is simple, like a brush stroke, the viewer wonders if it an actual brush stroke or a painting of a digital version of a brushstroke.

His work is a great blend of color, abstraction, pattern and design, and texture.

Joe Reihsen is a wonderful example of a modern contemporary artist.