Reinhard Zich

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„THE FIVE WORLDS“ OR „ UNNECESSERY TRANSFORMATION” ACRYL, ACRYL GLASS, WOOD, HIGH POLISH GILDING, PURE GOLD 24 KARAT ON CANVAS 380cm x 220cm, 2016

 

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ankara gash, acryl, high polish gilding, pure gold 24 karat on canvas, 100cm  x 100cm, 2016

 

Promising Darkness Acryl, Gold Oil pastel, Platin Gold 23,75 Karat on canvas, 125cm x 250cm, 2015
Promising Darkness Acryl, Gold Oil pastel, Platin Gold 23,75 Karat on canvas, 125cm x 250cm, 2015

 

 

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Artwork Series

Natfor 01, Acryl & Blattgold, 150x150cm, 2017
Natfor 02, Acryl & Blattgold, 150x150cm, 2017
Natfor 03, Acryl & Blattgold, 150x150cm, 2017
Natfor 04, Acryl & Blattgold, 150x150cm, 2017
Natfor 05, Acryl & Blattgold, 150x150cm, 2017
Natfor 06, Acryl & Blattgold, 150x150cm, 2017
Natfor 07, Acryl & Blattgold, 150x150cm, 2017
Natfor 08, Acryl & Blattgold, 150x150cm, 2017
Natfor 09, Acryl & Blattgold, 150x150cm, 2017
Natfor 10, Acryl & Blattgold, 200x200cm, 2017
Natfor 11, Acryl & Blattgold, 50x50cm, 2017
5/1, acryl, high polish gilding, on canvas, pure gold 24 karat, 120×150, 2013
5/2, acryl, high polish gilding, on canvas, pure gold 24 karat, 120×150, 2013
logical consequences, acryl, high polish gilding, on canvas, pure gold 24 karat, 120x150, 2013
5/3, acryl, high polish gilding, on canvas, pure gold 24 karat, 120×150, 2013
logical consequences, acryl, high polish gilding, on canvas, pure gold 24 karat, 120x150, 2013
5/4, acryl, high polish gilding, on canvas, pure gold 24 karat, 120×150, 2013
logical consequences, acryl, high polish gilding, on canvas, pure gold 24 karat, 120x150, 2013
5/5, acryl, high polish gilding, on canvas, pure gold 24 karat, 120×150, 2013
logical consequences, acryl, high polish gilding, on canvas, pure gold 24 karat, 120x150, 2013
acryl, high polish – poliment gilding, on canvas, platinum gold  23,75 karat, 90×90 2014
enriching circulation, acryl, high polish – poliment gilding, on canvas, platinum gold 23,75 karat, 90x90 2014
acryl, high polish – poliment gilding, on canvas, platinum gold  23,75 karat, 90×90 2014
acryl, high polish – poliment gilding, on canvas, platinum gold  23,75 karat, 90×90 2014
acryl, high polish – poliment gilding, on canvas, platinum gold  23,75 karat, 90×90 2014
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Technique

I’ve been working with gold leaf since I paint and it was not a deliberate decision, it just happened. (Reinhard Zich)

Interview with Joachim Lothar Gartner / ex-president from the Kuenstlerhaus Wien and president from the society Bildrecht Wien regarding my exhibition in Vienna 2017
(catalogue „Black Chip Natfor 11“ ISBN: 978-3-200-05343-4).

Gartner:
These are compact, pastosley painted composition that seem to suspend in front of a white background in the contrasting colours red-orange, turquoise blue, stripy weighted, but also violet and gold, gold as transforming materiality for yellow. You have a particular liking for the colour „gold“ which is hardly present in contemporary art after 1945 – which the exception of Yves Klein s gold monochromes. How do you explain your affinity for this splendid colour? What have moved you to this courageous step?

Zich:
For me the colour “gold“ doesn’t stand in any relation with splendour or pomp, in fact the colour stands for purity in sense of authenticity, timelessness. Infinity and transparency. We know gold from byzantine mosaics and icons. The colour gold bears a meaning of spirituality for me.

biography

Biography

Reinhard Zich was born to Magdalena Edeltrude Zich and Robert Birkner in Vienna November 29th, 1961.

Robert Birkner, with whom Reinhard did not have a close relationship, studied medicine in Prague and was a doctor in a village close to Vienna. Edeltrude worked in a post office in Vienna. She was a good mother, took care for the young Reinhard and made sure he received a very good education.

His grandfather, who was a farmer, and his mother explained to him at a young age about their experiences during the Second World War and that his grandmother was killed by the Hitler regime. However, Reinhard grew up in a healthy environment near Vienna where his grandfather introduced him to the life of a farmer.

But once he started school in Vienna, his passion for art came out as well as his interest in theater, painting and singing.

Although Reinhart grew up in a very Christian religious house, when he was young he was more interested in art even though his mother wanted him to be a priest.

So, Reinhard was visiting a college from the Salesian Don Boscos. At the age of 18 he joined the Cistercian monastery Heiligenkreuz, where he studied theology and philosophy after the novitiate and after taking the first vows.

At the age of 20, he left the Cistercian order and studied drama at the Prayner Conservatory. After 3 years of acting studies, he attended the class of Operetta and Musicals at the Conservatory of Vienna for one year.
Then at 24 he moved to Rome where he studied opera singing with Marinella Mieli and appeared on the stages of Rome and at the Opera Festival in Pesaro. After the untimely deaths of his mother and father, he withdrew and lived on an idyllic farm in Umbria.

2000 He resumed his work as an actor.
2005 He lived for 4 years in Berlin where he studied at the Deutsche Schauspieler Medienakademie Berlin (DSAB) and graduated with a diploma as a multi-media actor and continued with his interest in art and began experimenting with the technique of gilding.
2010 He decided to spend more time on painting in order to carry it out professionally.
2012 He moved to Istanbul where he was dedicated only to painting an opened his own showroom 3 years later.
2016 His first extensive solo exhibition “Between The Lines“ took place at the invitation of the Austrian Culture Forum in Istanbul.
Studio at the Heiligenkreuzerhof University of Applied Arts Vienna, where he realized his large-format work “The five worlds or Unnecessary transformation“.
Solo exhibition “Between The Lines“, Brick 5, Wien
Presentation / Vernissage of “The five worlds or Unnecessary transformation“, Hotel Kaiserhof, Wien
2017 Solo exhibition “Excess of Oxygen“, Bank Austria Head Office, Wien
Solo exhibition “Black Chip Natfor 11“, Galerie Felix Hoeller, Wien
2017/18 Began work on the project “Linear outbrake“
On the island Favignana, Sicily
exhibitions-projects

Exhibitions & Projects

1st September 2012

Opening of my Atelier in Istanbul

29th May 2015

Celebration and opening of my own showroom in Istanbul

13th and 14th October 2015

Presentation of “Promising darkness“ in my showroom Istanbul

15th February – 4th March 2016

Exhibition “Between The Lines“ Austrian Culture Forum Istanbul

Juli -Oktober 2016

Atelier-Project “The 5 worlds“ University for applied Art Vienna (Hochschule für angewandte Kunst Wien)

20th September 2016

Private Atelier-Event at the University for applied Arts Vienna

27th September 2016

Atelier-Cycle with collectors and art lovers at the University for applied Arts Vienna

4th October 2016

My new art work “The 5 worlds“ or “Unnecessary Transformation” is hanging in the known Hotel Kaiserhof in Vienna.

24th – 26th October 2016

Exhibition “Between The Lines“ in the known location Brick 5 Vienna

28th November 2016

Special presentation event of my artwork “The five worlds or “Unnecessery Transformation“ at Hotel Kaiserhof Vienna

10th April – 23th june 2017

Exhibition “Excess of Oxygen“ at Unicredit Bank Austria Vienna

04th October – 05th November 2017

“Black Chip Natfor11“ Exhibition at Gallery Felix Hoeller, Vienna

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Exhibition projects visual

contact

Contact

info@reinhardzich.com

1080 Wien, Buchfeldgasse 10 / 1

T: +43 660 8415119