Michael Reiter

Galerie Daniel Bucholz

Michael Reiter’s art is casually decorative. He seems to aspire to a realm of carefree playfulness between painting and sculpture. Reiter remains, however, in the shadow of a highly stylized conceptual approach and his endeavor focuses on the basic structures of perception; colors change at specific intervals (by means of stripes), and the textures of cloth are varied with constructed elements. His method seems to oscillate; Reiter combines collage techniques, cheerful Pop-like simplicity, and a kind of minimalism. The paintings that result are multidimensional systems of order.

Along with a certain crude facture, the decisive characteristic of these paintings is their visual cheeriness expressed in their titles: Kissen (Freude am Einschlafen) (Cushions [The joy of falling asleep], 1987); Fleischfressende Pflanze fressende (Eating meat-eating plants, 1989); Sonnenwende (Solstice, 1989);

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