Berlin, 12 February 2014, Art Media Agency (AMA).
In an interview published in German newspaper Die Welt on 6 February, Anselm Reyle has announced he is to retire from artistic production for an indefinite period.
Reyle is to close his studio, which employs around fifty assistants. During his interview with Die Welt, he revealed that the cost of running the studio can be as much as €800,000 a month. Besides financial reasons, it seems that Reyle, who is one of Germany’s foremost contemporary artists, is to use this break to reflect upon the next phase of his career.
The artist was born in 1970, and grew up in Heilbronn. After an apprenticeship in landscape gardening, he took up studies in art. He moved to Berlin in 1997 and became very successful at the end of the 90s. He is well known for his large-format abstract paintings and sculptures created using found objects. He has held signficant solo exhibitions at Glasgow’s Modern Institute, the Kaikai Kiki Gallery in Tokyo and Deichtorhallen in Hamburg.