In Thomas Reinhold’s work, the abstract ballet of lines and blotches, generated by processes of pouring, first strikes the eye, dominating the picture space in coloured graduations between pastel colours and bold colours, between hot and cold. Yet that which could be presumed to be a continuation of the Drip Paintings of Jackson Pollock or the poured paintings of Hermann Nitsch is in reality the result of an almost mathematical experimental arrangement, which pre-structures the painting process in sketches, and which then evolves with a certain desire for the unexpected and for the aleatoric: the directions of the pouring of the colours are predefined, and during the process are frequently adjusted to the situationally altering given conditions. In this way, in the multiple repetition of the process, superimpositions occur and palimpsest-like structures emerge.
(quot. Thomas Miessgang, 2020)
Thomas Reinhold, born 1953 in Vienna, lives and works in Vienna and Lower Austria. He studied at the University of Applied Arts Vienna and was awarded the City of Vienna Award for a bm:ukk-Residency in Shanghai.
Christine König Galerie was founded in 1989 in Vienna. The gallery represents a variety of internationally recognized artists and works simultaneously with a decidedly younger generation of upcoming artists. The gallery’s program and its selection of the artists reflects the central concerns of Christine König: Politics and activism, feminism, literature, as well as post-conceptual approaches. In the last decades art has become a dominant field of action and discourse. Visual arts can help develop an understanding for socio-political and cultural processes of change. In a highly stimulating and productive climate, galleries have assumed the role of intermediaries, making a preliminary selection and using their intellectual resources in a responsible way to back and promote certain positions and artists vis-à-vis collectors.