Reinhard SchmidReinhard Schmid

REINHARD SCHMID

REINHARD SCHMID

 

My work is a sensual combination of fantastic, surreal images and a rare style: pencil and mixed media on the reverse side of glass! I like to show the world of the unreal. My work is whimsical, complex and mostly with a humorous or erotic touch.

I like to play with our comprehension of physics, biology, history and eroticism. Bending one to meet the other, seeming opposites are blended into a fragile balance. Absurd positions, mechanisms and compositions create a sense of twisted humor, often flavored with a hint of subtle obscenity to tempt the viewer to remain and detect the encrypted messages.

Over many years I have developed and perfected the use of pencil drawing and watercolor on glass combined with old masters techniques. This makes my work completely unique and distances it from traditional Reverse Glass Painting (Sous Verre). Not only by subject matter, but also by a newly won lightness, transparency, and depth.

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Vita

REINHARD SCHMID was born in Weiden, Germany, in 1960, and has always been fascinated by artists working in the phantasic field. Schmid also has an interest in machines and engineering, and for several years he even worked as a navigator on a submarine before he started painting on glass. His father Rudolf Schmid, also an artist, taught him the classical glass painting techniques as well as the new ones he had invented himself. Over the last 20 years Reinhard Schmid refined the use of pencil and watercolor on the reverse side of glass, and by combining it with the techniques of the old masters he developed his very own distinct style. He takes the fascinating old „sous verre“ technique to the next level and is the only known painter today to master it to this degree.

In the early 1990s Schmid worked with Jaro Art Galleries on Madison Avenue, New York, which also exhibited his work at the New York Art Expo. From 1991 to 2001 he maintained a residence in Chicago, IL. Since 1993 he is curator of the so-called “Gewölbe der Geheimnisse” (“Vaults of Secrets”) in his home town Viechtach, Germany, where he works on a large scale version of tarot cards on glass (size: 5 x 14 m!)

Reinhard Schmid’s works can be found in both private collections and galleries in Europe, the United States and Japan, and since 1990 he also operates his own gallery. In recent years he was accepted by several groups of first-rate painters, and he participated in numerous projects throughout Europe. In 2007 he started the so-called ”Venusmaschine” project, in which he transforms his more than 300year old house into a large, three-dimensional piece of art.

 

 

REINHARD SCHMID

REINHARD SCHMID

 

My work is a sensual combination of fantastic, surreal images and a rare style: pencil and mixed media on the reverse side of glass! I like to show the world of the unreal. My work is whimsical, complex and mostly with a humorous or erotic touch.

I like to play with our comprehension of physics, biology, history and eroticism. Bending one to meet the other, seeming opposites are blended into a fragile balance. Absurd positions, mechanisms and compositions create a sense of twisted humor, often flavored with a hint of subtle obscenity to tempt the viewer to remain and detect the encrypted messages.

Over many years I have developed and perfected the use of pencil drawing and watercolor on glass combined with old masters techniques. This makes my work completely unique and distances it from traditional Reverse Glass Painting (Sous Verre). Not only by subject matter, but also by a newly won lightness, transparency, and depth.

. . .

Vita

REINHARD SCHMID was born in Weiden, Germany, in 1960, and has always been fascinated by artists working in the phantasic field. Schmid also has an interest in machines and engineering, and for several years he even worked as a navigator on a submarine before he started painting on glass. His father Rudolf Schmid, also an artist, taught him the classical glass painting techniques as well as the new ones he had invented himself. Over the last 20 years Reinhard Schmid refined the use of pencil and watercolor on the reverse side of glass, and by combining it with the techniques of the old masters he developed his very own distinct style. He takes the fascinating old „sous verre“ technique to the next level and is the only known painter today to master it to this degree.

In the early 1990s Schmid worked with Jaro Art Galleries on Madison Avenue, New York, which also exhibited his work at the New York Art Expo. From 1991 to 2001 he maintained a residence in Chicago, IL. Since 1993 he is curator of the so-called “Gewölbe der Geheimnisse” (“Vaults of Secrets”) in his home town Viechtach, Germany, where he works on a large scale version of tarot cards on glass (size: 5 x 14 m!)

Reinhard Schmid’s works can be found in both private collections and galleries in Europe, the United States and Japan, and since 1990 he also operates his own gallery. In recent years he was accepted by several groups of first-rate painters, and he participated in numerous projects throughout Europe. In 2007 he started the so-called ”Venusmaschine” project, in which he transforms his more than 300year old house into a large, three-dimensional piece of art.

 

 

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