*1951 Berlin – lives in Berlin
The paintings of Berlin-based artist Reinhard Pods are both abstract and figurative; layers of paint stagger in intense colors, scribbled lines smeared into streaks, enigmatic graffiti writings, and deformed bodies in large format open up new spaces. In terms of motifs, the works can be associated with the late abstract expressionism propagated by Jackson Pollock, Willem de Kooning, or Cy Twombly; the linguistic elements are reminiscent of Dadaism.
May 31 – July 24, 2021
Works 1976 – 2021
Galerie Haas Zurich is pleased to announce the exhibition Works 1976 – 2021 by Reinhard Pods. The exhibition runs from May 31 to July 24, 2021. It is the first solo presentation of the German painter (*1951) at the Galerie Haas Zurich.
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“Reinhard Pods grew up in a bygone reality. Six years after the end of the Second World War, his life began in West Berlin, in an exclave under the administration of three occupying powers. The appealing resonance of that city’s name — recalling Marlene Dietrich and the grandeur of the 1920s — is deceptive, because the former capital was a divided territory cut off from the rest of the world. The major museums were almost all on the other side, in the Eastern Sector.”