Rene Rietmeyer, Biography
Rene Rietmeyer is known for his large-scale color field installations made with oil painted “Boxes”. These boxes are three-dimensional objects, most often painted on five sides, which are presented on the wall or on the floor.
Departing from the conviction that even a minimalist approach cannot produce a completely depersonalized, “objective” work of art free of emotion, Rietmeyer dedicates himself to the task of making visible the subjectively felt effect of cities and landscapes. This comes about with the purely abstract formal means of color, form, material, surface structure, composition and the installation in space. Although he works with various materials, such as concrete, metal, glass, silicone and glue, oil paint remains his preferred medium.
Rietmeyer is the initiator of the project “Personal Structures” , first published in 2003 and has since grown to become a worldwide respected project with artist’s who’s main subject is Time-Space-Existence. This multinational project, linked to the Global Art Affair Foundation and the European Cultural Centre and many times to the Venice Biennale, has an intense activity promoting high quality contemporary art.Rietmeyer studied psychology in Innsbruck, Austria but he found himself immerse in the art world very soon. Rietmeyer had exhibited his works in many venues, among them the 53rd, 54th, and 55th Venice Biennale.