Anselm Reyle
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Anselm Reyle (born 1970) is a German artist, who’s work is based around various found objects that have been removed from their original function and altered visually, by adding a diverse group of textures from both traditional art and commercial design including colored foils, acrylic pastes, automotive lacquer, and useless everyday garbage. In his recent works, Reyle playfully explores “painting-by-numbers” (2010-present) motifs, which he then fills with materials and colors from his visual repertoire. Reyle’s best-known 3d work are the so-called “African sculptures“ (2005-present) borrowed from tourist and kitschy flea market handicrafts, which Reyle enlarges the original found objects before casting them in bronze, then chrome and lacquer. Ultimately Reyle questions the role excess plays in postmodern markets by collapsing various traditions in unexpected ways, to simultaneously develop an evolving vocabulary of industrial practices and mass production methods and reflect upon the various “blind alleys of modernity.”

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