Anselm Reyle, born in Tübingen 1970, studied at the State Academy of Art and Design in Stuttgart and Karlsruhe. He has been living and working in Berlin since 1997 and since 2009 has held a position as a professor at the University of Fine Arts in Hamburg.
Reyle is one of the most internationally renowned contemporary artists in Germany. His best-known works include his foil and strip paintings and his sculptures. Characteristic of his work are various found objects that have been removed from their original function, altered visually and recontextualized. Remnants of consumer society, discarded materials, symbols of urbanity, and industrial change play a central role in his works.
Anselm Reyle’s works have been shown in numerous institutional solo exhibitions, including the Deichtorhallen Hamburg (2012), the Schinkel Pavillon, Berlin (2012), The Arken Museum of Modern Art, Ishoj (2011), Des Moines Art Center, Iowa (2011), Kunsthalle Tübingen (2009), and Kunsthalle Zürich (2006).