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Anselm Reyle

Anselm Reyle, Professor of Painting


After lecturing as a visiting professor in the previous summer semester, Anselm Reyle has been a professor in the department of Painting/Drawing at the HFBK Hamburg since autumn 2009.

Anselm Reyle (*1970) studied painting at the Akademie der Künste in Karlsruhe. He lives and works in Berlin. Anselm Reyle is known for his images, reliefs and sculptures, which he creates in an experimental process deploying materials like PVC film, car body paint, putty, acrylic, mirrors concrete and LED lights. Found objects – the painterly gestures and motifs of other painters, everyday objects or sculptures - play a major role in both his paintings and his sculptures. He appropriates these – not least in order to evoke the cliches associated with them and to exaggerate them.