I met an Austrian artist/actor Reinhard Zich, living in İstanbul; I visited his showroom in a nice historic house in Moda. “Between The Lines” was the name of his catalogue. I think his works exceeds the limits of the lines..
Turkey has a very young modern art scene which provides contemporary impulses to the art giving it vibrancy and soul. Worldwide there are so many different new experimentations in new art that it is a challenge to do something new.
My inspiration source is based on a reflection of the experiences, challenges and opportunities and hence provides an authentic artistic synthesis. I choose Istanbul to live mostly, because it gives me a lot of new inspiration for my art work and new impulses, contexts, cultures and people.
|“Logical Consequences”, acryl, high polish gilding, pure gold 24 karat, on canvas, 120×150 cm, 2013|
Tell me about pls. your solo expo in your Studio.. What is the concept? What kind of materials and technics do you use to create your paintings?
The concept to have my own shoowroom very close to my atelier is that my clients can come and see how I work and they can see also my finished work and can also directly acquire my artwork.
|“Authentic Chic” acryl, high polish-poliment gilding,|
platinum gold 23.75 karat, on canvas, 70×90 cm. 2015
What is the “happiness” for you? Does the art do you happy?
Istanbul is touching me because the people are so friendly and and they try to give their best when I need help. I enjoy to eat fresh fish in Istanbul. I always buy it at the fish market, prepare it so it stays authentic. There are so many sounds but one that stands out to me is ships signals are tooting and seagulls are screeching in the background, the fusion of nature and technology, freedom and structure. When the musicians on the ships play their instruments typical turkish songs.
When will be yout next presentation?
My new contemporary art creation “Promising Darkness ” will be presented in few days..
It is not only a creation but a message to the world. Dedicated to all victims from the past over the presence to the future.
You will be captivated and overwhelmed with emotions by the words which are written in the uneasy red triangle…
Reinhard Zich was born in Vienna in 1961. His early life was heavily influenced by his mother who instilled in the young Reinhard a sense of creativity, and passion for the arts.
Upon compleation of his acting training he moved to Rome in 1985 where he preformed in both stage and screen. His movie appearances included also “La vita e bella” and “Karol”, a Pope who remained a man. While living in Berlin in 2005 he began to paint. His unique technique involves a combination of acrylic and gold leaf. He has recieved many private commissions from Rome, Hamburg, Berlin, Vienna and Brussels.