Michael Reeder is an American painter from Dallas whose art is focused on portraiture. His current body of work seeks to make a direct connection with the audience. This connection encourages viewers to bring their own perceptions, imagination, and vision. Michael Reeder avoid narrowing his conceptual focus in order to allow content to be found and seen for the first time. Throughout his work, realism is mixed with flat graphic space, and themes or motifs of identity, ambiguity, and ego are loosely implied. The convergence of infinite space and the figure highlights the realm of contemplation located between the conscious and the subconscious mind.