Bryan Reeves has for more then twenty-five years been actively dealing in tribal art and adornment. Progressing from a market stall and shop on Portobello Road, to a London based gallery of 20 years , namely ‘Tribal Gathering London’. During this time he has been constantly refining his eye.
A mask with impact. A figure with form and presence. A functional item with defining shape and design. These are the qualities that are looked for when choosing a piece. A piece with these qualities separates it from the ordinary.
The challenge to replace such a piece with a equal or more exciting piece gives the energy and enthusiasm to keep travelling and sourcing from both in Africa and from old collections in the UK.
Combining group exhibitions ,‘Form and function in Ethiopian furniture’, ‘Soil and Sole – African pots’,‘Modernism in Tribal Forms’ to name just a few,together with staging and organising joint annual shows – Bryan is the founding member of ’ Tribal Art London’ formally Tribal Perspectives [refer to the events page ] these provide the platform to assemble and showcase recent acquisitions.
Over the years he has helped build private collections and has sold to leading museums around the world including the Metropolitan Museum in New York.He exhibits regularly in San Francisco,Amsterdam,London and France.
He is always looking to buy pieces from old collections in both the UK and Europe.
For gallery opening hours please check on the ‘contact’ page.