Born 1970, Tübingen, Germany
Lives and works in Berlin, Germany
What makes Anselm Reyle’s body of work notable is his combination of the glitz of Hollywood paired with the heady conceptualism of a tenure track art history professor. He is a 21st-century version of Andy Warhol with a body of work that embraces collaborations and pop culture while astutely revisiting modernist styles. Reyle makes elaborate paintings using traditional oils, acrylics, foils, and mirrors but also highly wrought bronze sculptures coated with layers of paints and varnishes that bring assemblages into the 21st century as found object jumbles. He dives into design with a series of furnishings based on 1980s Memphis style that reinterpret an already madcap mix of high and low style in outlandish groupings of form, pattern, and color. Typical of the present moment, Reyle moves across disciplines with ease and cannot be pinned down by strict definitions.
Anselm Reyle studied at the Staatliche Akademie der Bildenden Künste, Stuttgart and at the Staatliche Akademie der Bildenden Künste, Karlsruhe. He has been featured in exhibitions at the Modern Institute in Glasgow and Galerie Almine Rech, Paris; Kunsthalle Zurich; Galerie Giti Nourbakhsch, Berlin and Gavin Brown's Enterprise, New York, NY. He has participated in numerous international group exhibitions including ones at Tate Modern, London and the Palazzo Grassi, Venice, Italy.