Reggie Burrows Hodges is a narrative figurative painter, whoʼs work centers around visual metaphor and storytelling. He works primarily large-scale on raw canvas, wood and rag paper with acrylic and pastel — exploring themes such as identity, truth, surveillance, and often childhood memories. As method, Hodges paints from a black ground, developing the environment around the figure so it emerges from its surroundings, examining the possibility that we are all products of our environment. He cites Milton Avery, Lois Dodd, Noah Davis, Kerry James Marshall, Edouard Vuillard and Lorna Simpson as his influences.