Matthias Reinmuth: rise

April 12 through June 4, 2021

Representing the debut exhibition with Edward Cella Art+Architecture, Matthias Reinmuth:rise presents the newest paintings of this young emerging German artist. 

Composed of pure colors placed side by side and on top of each other that amalgamate weightlessly to shine and glow; Matthias Reinmuth considers his paintings to be emotional landscapes reflecting the constant flow of sounds, images and information that converge in our lives. Fascinated by the flow of fluctuating and simultaneous images that we experience in media and social networks; he seeks to represent the rush and blur of this information both conceptually and visually as one of his primary projects as a painter. 

After a visit to Los Angeles in May 2019, the painting presented in rise were created in Berlin where Reinmuth lives and works. They are latest part of an ongoing series of paintings he entitles Glimpse. Together they offer a look at his most recent encounter with a city and country of strong personal, cultural, and political meaning for the artist. 

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    The process in my work is especially important. I hope to surprise myself when something unusual happens with all the mistakes that can occur in the painting and surfaces when drying.

  • Views of paintings in progress in Matthias Reinmuth's studio in Berlin, Germany Views of paintings in progress in Matthias Reinmuth's studio in Berlin, Germany Views of paintings in progress in Matthias Reinmuth's studio in Berlin, Germany

    Views of paintings in progress in Matthias Reinmuth's studio in Berlin, Germany

  • Painting as Idea and Object

    In Los Angeles there are these insanely great clear colors in the sky. The light is sensational! This has a lot to do with the sea and the light of the sun which is thrown from the Pacific to the land and together with the smog and all the fine dust in the valley the sunsets over the Pacific really glow in all its red tones.

    At the same time, the radiance of the West is extraordinarily strong. In Germany, English is the first foreign language you learn, and you grow up with all the California movies and television series.

    The oscillating color in Reinmuth’s painting suggest the infinite space and flickering luminosity of electronic screens yet are intensely analog. Composed of oil, acrylic, pigment, wax and varnish, they are the result of the artist’s well-developed craft that combines controlled chance and movement. Working on the canvas covered floor of his studio, he paints on stretched canvases and allows surplus pigment to flow onto the empty white surfaces below. These random drips begin to inform subsequent paintings and are like a form of perpetual motion – guided by his intuition. Only limiting the initial selection of colors for his compositions, Reinmuth ultimately reveals the intangible chemistry and alchemy of color itself. Though his paintings are not literal depictions, they spring from a sensibility for these phenomena, for the dynamics experienced in perception while observing nature. An innate sensitive color, temperature and atmosphere are among the main features of his paintings.

     

    Matthias Reinmuth was born in Bad Wimpfen, Germany in 1974. Reinmuth studied fine art at the University of the Arts, Berlin, Germany and earned his Master’s under Georg Baselitz in 2004. Reinmuth is currently preparing for his first solo museum exhibition at the Museum of Non-Objective Art, Otterndorf, Germany in the Fall of 2021 which will be accompanied by an illustrated catalog.

     

    His works are held in the public collections of Städtische Galerie im Lenbachhaus, Munich, Germany; Museum of Non-Objective Art, Otterdorf, Germany and the Armory Center of the Arts, Pasadena, California. Recent publications include Germany, mon Amour! Imago mundi, Luciano Benetton Collection, Antiga Edizioni (2016); Salon der Gegenwart, Gudberg Nerger Verlag, Hamburg (2015); and the monograph Matthias Reinmuth: Nothing to See, MMKoehn Verlag, Berlin (2015) among others. He is represented in Europe by Bendana | Pinel, Paris, France and by ASPB, Leipzig, Germany.

  • Available Works

  • Matthias Reinmuth, Glimpse (LA), 2019

    Matthias Reinmuth

    Glimpse (LA), 2019 Oil, acrylic, wax on canvas
    70 3/4 x 55 in.
    180.0 x 140.0 cm
  • Matthias Reinmuth, Glimpse (Cool), 2019

    Matthias Reinmuth

    Glimpse (Cool), 2019 Oil, acrylic, wax on canvas
    66 7/8 x 55 in.
    170.0 x 140.0 cm
  • Matthias Reinmuth, Glimpse (Oceandrive), 2019

    Matthias Reinmuth

    Glimpse (Oceandrive), 2019 Oil, acrylic, wax on canvas
    66 7/8 x 55 in.
    170.0 x 140.0 cm
  • "America" is like the promise of freedom from the other side of the Atlantic. Very delicate and like an idea.

    • Matthias Reinmuth, Glimpse (Firecracker), 2019
      Matthias Reinmuth, Glimpse (Firecracker), 2019
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    • Matthias Reinmuth, Glimpse (Niagara), 2019
      Matthias Reinmuth, Glimpse (Niagara), 2019
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    • Matthias Reinmuth, Amerika, 2018
      Matthias Reinmuth, Amerika, 2018
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    • Matthias Reinmuth, Glimpse (Little Rise 1), 2019
      Matthias Reinmuth, Glimpse (Little Rise 1), 2019
    • Matthias Reinmuth, Glimpse (Little Rise 2), 2019
      Matthias Reinmuth, Glimpse (Little Rise 2), 2019
    • Matthias Reinmuth, Glimpse (Little Rise 3), 2019
      Matthias Reinmuth, Glimpse (Little Rise 3), 2019
  • Explore the Exhibition In Person, You are invited

    Installation View of 'rise' at the Thomas Lavin Showroom

    Explore the Exhibition In Person

    You are invited

    Installed at the Thomas Lavin Showroom at the Pacific Design Center and curated by Edward Cella; the exhibition is available for viewing Monday through Friday from 9 AM to 5 PM at this time with appropriate social distancing measures remaining in place, to learn more about these please visit our Contact Page

     

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    Join us for a live web-broadcast with collector Thomas Lavin, gallerist Edward Cella and artist Matthias Reinmuth from his studio in Berlin, Germany on Tuesday, May 4 at 12 Noon PST.  His current works were inspired by a visit to Los Angeles in late 2019 and the discussion will explore the artist’s practice in context with contemporary art and culture in these two cities. To register for the Zoom Webinar: 
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    We're pleased to share a preview of the Matthias Reinmuth: rise published in the April 2021 print edition of
    Art & Antiques Magazine
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    “Glimpse” marries the vivid colors of the West Coast’s sun and surf with the infinite space and flickering luminosity of electronic screens. The paintings in the series, which feature glimmering passages of color, are particularly resonate for the contemporary viewer who likely balances imagery from real and digital space within his or her purview.