← Reinhard Voigt

Mit Beiträgen von Susan Elias und Henning Kappenberg
Ausstellungsdauer: 18. Mai – 16. Juni 2018

Already in the late 1960s Reinhard Voigt (GER, *1940, based in Berlin), an important historical position as a pioneer of what we today may call „Pixel Art“, developed the rastering of form as an opportunity for alienation. Even before the PC was able to display or edit images, Voigt tested transferring form into grid, which consequently led towards the edge of representation. The works of Reinhard Voigt comment on the issue of alienation through proximity respectively extreme enlargement. Thus Voigt’s paintings can be equally representational, abstract, concrete and even „pop“. An analogue anticipation of the characteristic pixel structure of all those digital images which determine our perception today. His work is part of major collections such as the MoMA NY, Kunstmuseum Stuttgart or Bank of America Collection.

10. September—15. Oktober 2016

Reinhard Voigt, born 1940 in Berlin, lives in Berlin / Germany
1965–1971 Studied at the Academy of Fine Arts, Hamburg, Germany

Awards and Fellowships
Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant
1997 Adolph and Esther Gottlieb Foundation Grant
1976–1978 Scholarship by the German National Academic Foundation

Solo Exhibitions
2018 Unsere Welt – der andere Blick, FELD+HAUS, Frankfurt am Main, Germany
2016 No Ideas But Things, FELD+HAUS, Frankfurt am Main, Germany
2013 High Resolution, FELD+HAUS, Frankfurt am Main, Germany
2012 Ist der Mensch messbar, BQ Gallery, Berlin, Germany
2009 BQ Gallery, Berlin, Germany
2007 Kunstverein Gera, Gera, Germany
2006 BQ Gallery, Cologne, Germany
2003 BQ Gallery, Cologne, Germany
1999 Zella Gallery, London, UK
1997 Gallery Gudrun Spielvogel, Munich, Germany
1995 Wortmalerei, Merve Verlag, Berlin, Germany
1993 In Memory Of Petra Kelly, Angles Gallery, Santa Monica, CA, USA
1991 Reinhard Voigt: A Survey, Angles Gallery, Santa Monica, CA, USA
1989 Decals, Komat Gallery, Braunschweig, Germany
One Plus One, Kunstverein Wolfenbüttel, Germany
Academy of Fine Arts, Braunschweig, Germany
1974 Salon K. Wolf, Essen, Germany
1973 Gallery M.E. Thelen, Cologne, Germany
1972 Kunstverein Unna, Unna, Germany
1971 Gallery M.E. Thelen, Cologne, Germany
1970 Kunsthalle Baden-Baden, Baden-Baden, Germany

Group Exhibitions
Frieze Art Fair, BQ Gallery, London, UK
2013 Ed Ruscha Books & Co, Museum Brandhorst, Munich, Germany
Ed Rusha Books & Co, Gagosian Gallery, New York, USA
“Gut Aufgelegt”, Collection H. Beck, Ludwigshafen/Rhein, Germany
2012 “Rasterfahndung”, Kunstmuseum Stuttgart, Stuttgart, Germany
“Paul Thek, in Process”, Lehmbruck Museum, Duisburg, Germany
2010 “A Moving Plan B – Chapter One”, Drawing Room, London, Germany
2008 Frieze Art Fair, BQ Gallery, London, UK
2006 Art Basel, BQ Gallery, Basel, Switzerland
2005 “Jahresgaben 05”, Kunstverein Köln, Cologne, Germany
2003  Kunsthalle Düsseldorf, Düsseldorf, Germany
Frieze Art Fair, BQ Gallery, London, UK
2002 Galerie vom Zufall und vom Glück, Hannover, Germany
1998 “The Table”, Sprengel Museum, Hannover, Germany
1986 “Meisterwerke der städtischen Galerie Wolfsburg”, Sarajevo, Yugoslavia
1979 Mathildenhöhe, Darmstadt, Germany
1978 Alex Rosenberg Gallery, New York, USA
1974 “Junge Deutsche Kunst”, Gallery Ginza Five, Tokyo, Japan
1973 Gallery Rudolf Zwirner, Cologne, Germany
Gallery H. Neuendorf, Hamburg, Cologne

Bibliography (Selected)
Christoph Schütte, „Die Welt liegt in Pixeln“, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, Nr. 235, 2016
Steven Heller, “Hidden in Plain Sight”, New York Times, May. 31, 2013
“Avantgarde im Quadrat”, DER SPIEGEL Nr.18, 2012
“Mein Freund , das Raster”, Stuttgarter Nachrichten, 5.Mai,2012
Frank Frangenberg, Kölner Stadtanzeiger, 2. Febr. 2006
Sarah Lowndes, Frieze Magazine #84, Summer 2004
Jan Verwoert, FRIEZE YEARBOOK, 2003-04
Baldauf, “Zufall und Glück im Kubus”, BILD Hannover, 22. Okt. 2001
Hartmann, Kölner Stadt-Anzeiger, 2./3. Oktober 2001
James Steele, Architectural Digest, December 1996
Wolfgang Kemp, Jahresring 43 – Jahrbuch für moderne Kunst, Nov. 1996
Peter Frank, “Reinhard Voigt”, L.A.Weekly, July 23, 1993
Susan Kandel, “Word Games”, Los Angeles Times, July 1, 1993
Peter Frank, “THE END OF THE EMPIRICAL”, Artspace, Vol. 15, #. 4/5, 1991
Peter Frank, Foreword to: Reinhard Voigt, A SURVEY, Santa Monica, 1991
Marianne Winter, “Reinhard Voigt”, Braunschweiger Zeitung, 5. August.1989
Bauer, “DECALS”, Braunschweig, 14. Juni 1989
Wolfgang Kemp, “Reinhard Voigt”, Marburg, 10. Jan. 1989
Peter Frank, “NEW PAINTING AND SCULPZURE”, L.A.Weekly, Jan. 29, 1988
Susanne Muchnic, “Reinhard Voigt”, Los Angeles Times, Oct. 31, 198
Uwe M. Schneede, “Kunst-Landschaft Bundesrepublik”, 1984
THE NEW YORKER, January 1, 1979
Walter Vitt, “Reinhard Voigt”, Aachener Nachrichten, Jul. 1, 1976

Public Collections
Bank of America Collection, London, UK
Eli Broad (Sun America Collection), Santa Monica, CA, USA
Kunstmuseum Stuttgart, Stuttgart, Germany
Sammlung des Landes Baden-Württemberg, Germany
Städtische Galerie, Wolfsburg, Germany
The Museum Of Modern Art, New York, NY
and Private Collections