Anselm Reyle: Teenage Wasteland

Kat. Kunstverein Heilbronn

Exhibition catalogue, edited by Matthia Löbke
text (German/English) by Larissa Kikol, Matthia Löbke
96 p with 85 mostly coloured, full-page or double spread illustration
320 x 240 mm, softcover (mirror board) with flaps

ISBN 978-3-86442-396-3

39,80 €

Anselm Reyle in Heilbronn

Anselm Reyle is one of the internationally most renowned German artists of his ­generation. Born in Tübingen, he grew up in Heilbronn exhibit­ed (8/7–23/10/22) his work at Kunsthalle Vogelmann. The list of places where he has exhibited reads like a who’s who of the art world: from Kunsthalle Zurich to Palazzo Grassi in Venice, from Deichtorhallen Hamburg to Kunsthalle Tübingen. His collaborations, such as with Dior for an exclusive series of handbags, are legendary. Anselm Reyle mixes styles, colors, and materials in a rather intriguing way, working with car paint, PVC and mirror film, spray paint, LED lights, concrete, and clay. Found objects as source material tend to play a prominent role in his work; these may be elements from works by other artists, as well as everyday objects, architecture, or design objects. This approach to his own work as reflection, ­appropriation, rephrasing and reformulation is thus made visible and addressed time and again. The viewers get caught up in the sur­pris­­ing beat of opposing formal as well as material samplings, in which the entire pic­torial repertoire of modern abstract image ­development finds itself. The book presents the expansive wall works created on site in Heilbronn, gives also a retrospective glimpse of his earlier work, and features the latest series of canvases with images on ­burlap.