Michael Reisch

"The ideas of the sublime and the beautiful stand on foundations so different, that it is hard, I had almost said impossible, to think of reconciling them in the same subject, without considerably lessening the effect of the one or the other upon the passions" - Edmund Burke, A Philosophical Enquiry into the Sublime and Beautiful, 1767.

In Michael Reisch's photography, what Edmund Burke deemed impossible comes into fruition. With an expert awareness of scale, he creates subjects so vast and imposing as to render the drama of the sublime, yet does so in a manner so technically and conceptually accomplished that one cannot deny the beauty of the results.

"The ideas of the sublime and the beautiful stand on foundations so different, that it is hard, I had almost said impossible, to think of reconciling them in the same subject, without considerably lessening the effect of the one or the other upon the passions" - Edmund Burke, A Philosophical Enquiry into the Sublime and Beautiful, 1767.

In Michael Reisch's photography, what Edmund Burke deemed impossible comes into fruition. With an expert awareness of scale, he creates subjects so vast and imposing as to render the drama of the sublime, yet does so in a manner so technically and conceptually accomplished that one cannot deny the beauty of the results.



Born in 1964, Aachen, Germany. Lives and works in Düsseldorf, Germany.

 

Education
 

2004

1991

1986-91

1985

Lecturer, Akademie der Bildenden Künste, Nürnberg

Studio arts program with Prof. Bernd Becher, Kunstakademie, Düsseldorf

Photography and sculpture program, Gerrit Rietveld Academie, Amsterdam

Studio arts program / Kunststudium, Stadsacademie voor toegepaste, Kunsten, Maastricht

 

Current exhibitions


2014

Solo show, Scheublein Fine Art, Zürich

Group show, Galerie Ulrich Mueller, Cologne, Germany


Solo exhibitions

 

2013

 

 

2012

2011

 

2010

2009

2008

 

 

 

2007

 

 

 

 

2006

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2003

 

2002

 

 

2001

Solo show, BISCHOFF/WEISS, London

Solo show, Galerie Hengesbach, Berlin

Solo show, Kunstmuseum Kurhaus, Kleve

Solo show, Peter Lav Gallery, Copenhagen

BISCHOFF/WEISS, London
Städtische Galerie Iserlohn

Galerie Hengesbach, Berlin

Kunstverein Heinsberg, Heinsberg

Galerie Rolf Hengensbach, Cologne

Kunstvererun Springhornhof, Neuenkirchen

Städtische Galerie Am Abdinghof Paderborn, Paderborn

Kunsthalle Erfurt, Erfurt

Scottish National Portrait Gallery, Edinburgh

Städtische Galerie Wolfsburg, Wolfsburg

Landesgalerie am Landesmuseum Oberösterrich, Linz

Goethe-Institut, Riga

Fotoforum West, Innsbruck

Fotomuseum im Stadtmuseum, Munich

Galerie Rolf Hengensbach, Cologne

Architektur Galerie Berlin, Berlin - Ulrich Müller, Berlin

Kunstverein Konstanz, Konstanz

Raum für Kunst, Aachen

BABY Gallery, Amsterdam

Galerie Rolf Hengensbach, Cologne

Architektur Galerie Berlin - Ulrich Müller, Berlin

Alte Post, Neuss

Räume für neue Kunst, Tolf Hengensbach, Wuppertal

Räume für neue Kunst, Tolf Hengensbach, Wuppertal

 

Group exhibitions

 

2013

 

 

 

2012

 

 

 

 

 

 

2011

 

 

 

2010

 

 

 

2009

 

2008

 

2006

2005

 

2004

 

2003

2002

2000

1996

"Jenseits der Ansichtskarte. Die Alpen in der Fotografie"; Galerie Stihl, Waiblingen, Germany; Vorarlbergmuseum Bregenz, Austria

"Nach der Natur" part of the exhibition series "Shape the Scape. Landschaft in der zeitgenössischen Kunst", Galerie Ulrich Müller, Köln, Germany

Points of View. Orte der Fotografie, Kunstverein Hildesheim with Roemer-und-Pelizaeus Museum, Hildesheim

Unbestimmtheitsstellen, Kunstraum Alexander Bürkle, Freiburg

20 Years, Galerie Hegensbach, Berlin

Going Places: Orte der Fotografie, Kunstverein Hildesheim, Hildesheim

Alpenlandschaft-Sehnsuchtsort und Bühne, Residenzgalerie, Salzburg

Shifting Realities: Dan Holdsworth - Michael Reisch, Schleubin Fine Arts, Zürich

Infinite Nature - Artificial Scenery, FLUSS NOE, Vienna

Romantic Camera, National Portrait Gallery (Permanent Collection), Edinburgh

Alpenlandschaft-Sehnsuchtsort und Bühne, Residenzgalerie, Salzburg

Shifting Realities, Scheublein Fine Art, Zürich

Infinite Nature - Artifical Scenery, "Fluss", NÖI für Foto-ung Medienkunst, Wolkersdorf

Realismus - Das Abenteuer der Wirklichkeit, Kunsthalle der Hypo-Kulturstifung, Munich; Kunsthalle Emdem; Kunsthal Rotterdam

Projektion-Illusion, Kunstraum Alexander Bürkle, Freiburg

Elders/Elsewhere-Project, Sint-Michielsgesteel

Fototage Paderborn, Paderborn

Landscape, contemporary, Dr. RObert-Gerlick-Museum, Burghausen

Sammlung XXL, Kunstraum Alexander Bürkle, Freiburg

Architecture-Biennale Venice, with b&k+branlhuber

Stille Landschaft, Städtische Galerie Lündenscheidt, Lündenscheidt

Freeze, Kunstverein Rügen, Rügen

Kuckkucksei, Studio A Ottendorf, Museum Gegenstandsfreier Kunst, Landkreis Cuxhaven

Raumflucht, Künstlerhaus Dortmund, Dortmund

Gezahmte Natur, Brandenburgische Kunstammlungen, Cottbus

Kunstraum, Alexander Bürkle, Freiburg

Modellierte Wirklichkeiten, Landesgalerie am Landesmuseum Oberösterrich Linz, Linz

Zwischen Konstruktion und Wirklichkeith, Landschaft in der zeitgenössischen deutschen Fotografie, Suermondt-Ludwig-Museum, Aachen

Klein schöner Land, Kutlur und Medienzentrum Adlershof, KMZA, Berlin

... wie gemalt, Neuer Aachener Kunstverein, Aachen


Publications

 

2006

Michael Reisch, monograph/monographie, Hatje Cantz Publishers, Ostfildern, Germany, ISBN-10: 3-7757-1848-6, ISBN-13: 978-3-7757-1848-6

2010

New Landscapes, monograph/monographie, Hatje Cantz Publishers, Ostfildern, Germany, ISBN: 978-3-7757-2635-1


Prizes and Grants

 

2007

Grant, Kunstfonds Bonn

2002

Grant, Stiftung Kunst und Kultur des Landes NRW

2001

Förderkoje Art Cologne, Galerie Räume für neue Kunst, Rolf Hengesbach

1990

Artist in Residence, Fondation Cartier, Paris

1989

Prix Cartier Hollandais, for photography

 

Collections


LACMA, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, USA

National Galleries of Scotland, Edinburgh, UK

EON AG, Germany

West-LB, Germany

UBS, Switzerland

REHA Suisse, Switzerland

Collection Alexander Bürkle, Freiburg, Germany

Städtische Galerie Wolfsburg Collection, Germany

Swedish County CouncilCollection , Sweden