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

Blaupause 09, acryl, pastel color, gold leaf on canvas, 50x50cm, 2019
Blaupause 08, acryl, pastel color, gold leaf on canvas, 50x50cm, 2019
Blaupause 07, acryl, pastel color, gold leaf on canvas, 50x50cm, 2019
Blaupause 06, acryl, pastel color, gold leaf on canvas, 50x50cm, 2019
Blaupause 05, acryl, pastel color, gold leaf on canvas, 50x50cm, 2019
Blaupause 04, acryl, pastel color, gold leaf on canvas, 50x50cm, 2019
Blaupause 03, acryl, pastel color, gold leaf on canvas, 50x50cm, 2019
Blaupause 02, acryl, pastel color, gold leaf on canvas, 50x50cm, 2019
Blaupause 01, acryl, pastel color, gold leaf on canvas, 50x50cm, 2019
Stand Up 01, acryl, spray paint & high polish gilding on canvas, 80x80cm, 2019
Stand Up 01
Stand Up 02, acryl, spray paint & high polish gilding on canvas, 80x80cm, 2019
Stand Up 02
Stand Up 03, acryl, spray paint & high polish gilding on canvas, 80x80cm, 2019
Stand Up 03
Stand Up 04, acryl, spray paint & high polish gilding on canvas, 80x80cm, 2019
Stand Up 04
Stand Up 05, acryl, spray paint & high polish gilding on canvas, 80x80cm, 2019
Stand Up 05
Stand Up 06, acryl, spray paint & high polish gilding on canvas, 80x80cm, 2019
Stand Up 06
Stand Up 07, acryl, spray paint & high polish gilding on canvas, 80x80cm, 2019
Stand Up 07
Stand Up 08, acryl, spray paint & high polish gilding on canvas, 80x80cm, 2019
Stand Up 08
Stand Up 09, acryl, spray paint & high polish gilding on canvas, 80x80cm, 2019
Stand Up 09
Stand Up 10, acryl, spray paint & high polish gilding on canvas, 80x80cm, 2019
Stand Up 10
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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Catalogue: Between The Lines

Download: Between The Lines (PDF-format)

 

Catalogue: Black Chip NATFOR11

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Technique

„Reinhard Zich’s painting focuses on the essential: color and shape.

His imagery is based on artistic trends such as the “Neo Geo” movement, which in the 1980s deliberately opposed the wild, fast and figurative painting of the “Junge Wilden” to strictly geometric shapes in colored fields.

Too strict categorizations and stylistic classifications fall short of Zich. The formal level of painting in his pictures (line, area, contrast, color and texture) seems to be able to speak at least as dramatically and emotionally as the gestural style of a painterly expression.

The works are formally strictly composed, but by no means constructed soberly.

With bright basic colors such as blue and red, emerald and orange, but also gold, black and white, the artist explores the emotional potential of color and light and implements this in a poetic visual language – a visual language that always refers beyond what is seen and basic themes how life and death, timelessness and infinity give an abstract pictorial form.”

Guenther Oberhollenzer, curator Museum State Gallery of Lower Austria

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 Outbreak“
On the island Favignana, Sicily
2019/2021 Exhibitions museum of contemporay art in Trapani and Palermo
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Exhibitions & Projects

  • 1st March – 15th May 2021:
    Cycle „Linear Outbreak“ – Subseries La Morte – Capella dell’ incoronata – museum of contemporary art Palermo.
  • 25th October 2020 – 07th February 2021 (will be extended):
    Exhibition „Nero non é“, Museum of contemporary art – Trapani Sicily – with Guenther Oberhollenzer, curator of the museum „Landesgalerie Niederösterreich”.
  • 17th – 24th July 2020:
    OPEN DOORS – Atelier of Reinhard Zich – Special selling of the artworks created in Istanbul between 2012 – 2016
  • 4th March 2019:
    Artist talk in the studio / The former president of the Künstlerhaus Wien and today’s president of Bildrecht Wien Prof. Joachim Lothar Gartner in conversation with Reinhard Zich about the meaning of space, form and color in his art.
  • 28th January – 08th March 2019:
    Open Atelier, Vienna
  • 04th October – 05th November 2017:
    “Black Chip Natfor11“ Exhibition at Gallery Felix Hoeller, Vienna
  • 10th April – 23th june 2017:
    Exhibition “Excess of Oxygen“ at Unicredit Bank Austria Vienna
  • 28th November 2016:
    Special presentation event of my artwork “The five worlds“ or “Unnecessary Transformation“ at Hotel Kaiserhof Vienna
  • 24th – 26th October 2016:
    Exhibition “Between The Lines“ in the well-known location Brick 5 Vienna
  • 4th October 2016
    My new art work “The 5 worlds“ or “Unnecessary Transformation” is hanging in the known Hotel Kaiserhof in Vienna.
  • 27th September 2016:
    Atelier-Cycle with collectors and art lovers at the University for applied Arts Vienna
  • 20th September 2016:
    Private Atelier-Event at the University for Applied Arts Vienna
  • July -Oktober 2016:
    Atelier-Project “The 5 worlds“ University for applied Art Vienna (Hochschule für angewandte Kunst Wien)
  • 15th February – 4th March 2016:
    Exhibition “Between The Lines“ Austrian Culture Forum Istanbul
  • 13th and 14th October 2015:
    Presentation of “Promising darkness“ in my showroom Istanbul
  • 29th May 2015:
    Celebration and opening of my own showroom in Istanbul
  • 1st September 2012:
    Opening of my Atelier in Istanbul
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Exhibition projects visual

 

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News

  • October 2020: Solo Exhibition „Nero non e´“(Black it isn’t) at the museum of contemporary art in Trapani with the curator Guenther Oberhollenzer.
  • October 2019: Start with the realization of the cycle „Nero non e´“(Black it isn’t) at the island Favignana (Sicily).
  • September 2019: Meeting with the director of the museum Pierre Soulages Mr. Benoît Decron for future projects.
  • April 2019 : Cycle DNA9 completed.
  • February 2019: Cycle DNA9 started.
  • January 2019: Cycle STAND UP completed.
  • September 2018: Cycle STAND UP started.
  • August 2018: Working on the little series with pastel colors „Criss –Cross“
    Further preparation for the project „Linear Outbreak”
  • July 2018: Sketched for the series DNA 9
  • November 2017 – May 2018: Stayed on the island Favignana ( Sicily ) to study and to create a sketchbook for the project „Linear Outbreak”
  • October 2017: Solo Exhibition „Black Chip Natfor11“ Gallery Felix Hoeller, Vienna
  • July – September 2017: Creation of my series „Black Chip Natfor 11“ Artist in Residence Gallery Felix Hoeller, Vienna
  • April 2017: Solo Exhibition „Excess of Oxygen“ Unicredit Bank Austria, Vienna
  • February 2017: Creation of the work „Excess of Oxygen“, Vienna
contact

Contact

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