The Art World’s New Pre-Hong Kong Destination
Neither Appearance Nor Illusion: Property from the Collection of Santiago Barberi Gonzalez
Executed in 2008.
Almine Rech Gallery, Brussels
Acquired from the above by the previous owner in 2008
The work of Anselm Reyle is intimately linked to Modernism, borrowing, critiquing, and reinventing its conventions all at once. Reyle’s abstract sculptures and paintings are made with fluorescent colors, found objects, and shiny common materials including foil, glitter, and mirrors. Inspired by early abstract painter Otto Freundlich and using techniques innovated by Jackson Pollock and Barnett Newman, Reyle self-consciously revives aspects such as Hard-Edged stripes and the gestural brushstrokes of Abstract Expressionism. In 2011, Reyle made his affinity for popular culture explicit, designing accessories for fashion house Dior.
German, b. 1970, Tubingen, Germany, based in Berlin, Germany