Tübingen, Germany, 1970.
He studied in the State Academy of Art and Design in Stuttgart and Karlsruhe. He moved to Berlin in 1997.
From 1999 to 2001, he worked alongside Klaus Andersen and Dirk Bell for the Andersen Wohnung gallery in Berlin. He is particularly attracted to modernist painting and to Abstract Expressionism. For Reyle, the revision of Modernism opens an abundance of possibilities: he restructures the styles, genres and concepts of the history of art from the 20th century and adopts informalism, embracing both the integrity of the original movements and the contemporary revisions in the form of graphic design. He updates the concepts that these artistic movements transmit to him and gives them new life. He is inspired by Jackson Pollock, Karl Otto Götz, Barnett Newman and, particularly, Otto Freundlich, one of the earliest abstract artists. He spills paint on his canvas, creating gestural stains and dots.
He creates large format abstract paintings, using acrylics, bright colours, tin foil, mirrors etc., materials that intermix with detritus and found objects that have been removed from their original function and re-contextualised. In this way, his work serves as a testimony to our time and reflects on the dominant values of our consumption culture.
He directs an enormous studio where, together with his assistants, he uses a limited set of processes to produce a large quantity of paint. Each composition, whether a layer of paint or a piece of creased tin foil, can be made on a domestic or monumental scale.
He was a guest teacher in the Staatlichen Akademie der Künste Bildenden in Karlruhe, Berlin and Hamburg. His work is represented in private collections such as the Saatchi Gallery in London, the Daimler Collection in Berlin, the Pinault Foundation in Venice and the Rubell Family Collection in Miami.
He lives and works in Berlin.
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