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Anselm Reyle

Anselm Reyle, Untitled, 2012 Mixed media on canvas, acrylic glass, 59 1/16 × 49 ⅝ × 9 1/16 inches (150 × 126 × 23 cm)

Anselm Reyle, Untitled, 2012

Mixed media on canvas, acrylic glass, 59 1/16 × 49 ⅝ × 9 1/16 inches (150 × 126 × 23 cm)

Installation view, Anselm Reyle: Monochrome Age, Gagosian, West 24th Street, New York, 2009 Artwork © Anselm Reyle

Installation view, Anselm Reyle: Monochrome Age, Gagosian, West 24th Street, New York, 2009

Artwork © Anselm Reyle

Installation view, Anselm Reyle: Monochrome Age, Gagosian, West 24th Street, New York, 2009 Artwork © Anselm Reyle

Installation view, Anselm Reyle: Monochrome Age, Gagosian, West 24th Street, New York, 2009

Artwork © Anselm Reyle

Installation view, Anselm Reyle: Monochrome Age, Gagosian, West 24th Street, New York, 2009 Artwork © Anselm Reyle

Installation view, Anselm Reyle: Monochrome Age, Gagosian, West 24th Street, New York, 2009

Artwork © Anselm Reyle

Anselm Reyle, Untitled, 2010 Found objects, neon tubes, Dimensions variable

Anselm Reyle, Untitled, 2010

Found objects, neon tubes, Dimensions variable

Anselm Reyle, Little Yorkshire, 2010 Mixed media on canvas, steel frame with lacquer, 91 ⅜ × 119 × 4 ⅜ inches (232 × 302 × 11 cm)

Anselm Reyle, Little Yorkshire, 2010

Mixed media on canvas, steel frame with lacquer, 91 ⅜ × 119 × 4 ⅜ inches (232 × 302 × 11 cm)

Anselm Reyle, Mystic Silver, 2011 Mixed media on canvas, steel frame, effect lacquer, 5 1/16 × 44 15/16 inches, framed 58 ⅜ × 49 15/16 inches, (135 × 114 cm, framed 148 × 127 cm)

Anselm Reyle, Mystic Silver, 2011

Mixed media on canvas, steel frame, effect lacquer, 5 1/16 × 44 15/16 inches, framed 58 ⅜ × 49 15/16 inches, (135 × 114 cm, framed 148 × 127 cm)

Anselm Reyle, Museum Dhondt-Dhaenens, Deurle, Belgium, 2010 Elemental Threshold, exhibition view

Anselm Reyle, Museum Dhondt-Dhaenens, Deurle, Belgium, 2010

Elemental Threshold, exhibition view

Anselm Reyle, Untitled, 2010 Mixed media on canvas, acrylic glass, 56 ⅜ × 47 ¾ × 7 ⅜ inches, (143 × 121 × 18 ½ cm)

Anselm Reyle, Untitled, 2010

Mixed media on canvas, acrylic glass, 56 ⅜ × 47 ¾ × 7 ⅜ inches, (143 × 121 × 18 ½ cm)

Anselm Reyle, Ausstellungsraum Céline und Heiner Bastian, Berlin, 2010 Arise, exhibition view

Anselm Reyle, Ausstellungsraum Céline und Heiner Bastian, Berlin, 2010

Arise, exhibition view

Anselm Reyle, Untitled, 2010 Aluminium, chrome optics, patina, 53 × 45 inches (135 × 114 cm)

Anselm Reyle, Untitled, 2010

Aluminium, chrome optics, patina, 53 × 45 inches (135 × 114 cm)

Anselm Reyle, Untitled, 2010 Mixed media on canvas, acrylic glass, 29 ⅛ × 24 13/16 × 7 ⅛ inches (71.5 × 60.5 × 20 cm)

Anselm Reyle, Untitled, 2010

Mixed media on canvas, acrylic glass, 29 ⅛ × 24 13/16 × 7 ⅛ inches (71.5 × 60.5 × 20 cm)

Anselm Reyle, Eternity, 2010 Bronze, chrome optics, plinth with piano lacquer, 39 ⅜ × 19 5/16 × 20 ⅞ inches, without plinth (100 × 49 × 53 cm), edition of 8

Anselm Reyle, Eternity, 2010

Bronze, chrome optics, plinth with piano lacquer, 39 ⅜ × 19 5/16 × 20 ⅞ inches, without plinth (100 × 49 × 53 cm), edition of 8

Anselm Reyle, Black Earth, 2008 Mixed media on patterned fabric, 26 ⅜ × 22 inches (67 × 56 cm)

Anselm Reyle, Black Earth, 2008

Mixed media on patterned fabric, 26 ⅜ × 22 inches (67 × 56 cm)

Anselm Reyle, White Earth, 2010 Mixed media on canvas, steel frame, effect lacquer, 58 ⅜ × 50 inches framed (148 × 127 cm)

Anselm Reyle, White Earth, 2010

Mixed media on canvas, steel frame, effect lacquer, 58 ⅜ × 50 inches framed (148 × 127 cm)

Anselm Reyle, Untitled, 2008 Mixed media on canvas, acrylic glass, 99 ¼ × 79 1/16 × 11 inches (252 × 201 × 28 cm)

Anselm Reyle, Untitled, 2008

Mixed media on canvas, acrylic glass, 99 ¼ × 79 1/16 × 11 inches (252 × 201 × 28 cm)

ANSELM REYLE Untitled, 2008 Bronze, effect lacquer, plinth with piano lacquer 61 7/8 × 11 7/8 × 11 7/8 inches overall (157 × 30 × 30 cm) 8 versions (8 unique colors)

ANSELM REYLE Untitled, 2008

Bronze, effect lacquer, plinth with piano lacquer 61 7/8 × 11 7/8 × 11 7/8 inches overall (157 × 30 × 30 cm) 8 versions (8 unique colors)

About

Anselm Reyle was born in Tübingen, Germany in 1970. He currently lives and works in Berlin.

Reyle's stripe paintings are instantly recognizable as responses to the formalist vocabulary of Clement Greenberg that defined the art of the 1950s and 1960s. Reyle references iconic abstractionists ranging from Kenneth Noland to Otto Freundlich. Reyle's "objets-trouvés," a reference to his multi-media installations that include sculpture and found neon lights, are in constant dialogue about the role of modernism today.

Reyle's critique of painting extends to his exploration of the constantly shifting criteria required for a work to be considered complete. He is one of few contemporary German painters examining the lessons of abstraction and their place in contemporary painting at a moment when figurative painting has gained critical momentum.

The artist's past solo exhibitions include shows at the Modern Institute in Glasgow (2007) and Galerie Almine Rech, Paris; one of new sculptures and paintings at Kunsthalle Zurich (2006); Galerie Giti Nourbakhsch, Berlin and Gavin Brown's Enterprise, New York. He has also participated in numerous international group exhibitions including ones at Tate Modern, London and the Palazzo Grassi, Venice, Italy.