German cartoonist, designer and sculptor Jens Reinert (1964, -) has a personal look on everyday’s space. His works seem to preserve fragments of reality as it is, without contemplation or idealization. A central place in his production is taken by sculptures of negative volumes: metro station’s entrances, tunnels, buildings’ doors and staircases, mundane rooms, the universe of the average represented through decorated scale models within wooden boxes.
Reinert’s work has been showcased within the Berlin exhibition ‘Realstadt – Wishes Knocking on Reality’s Doors’, a selection of art-works, models, boards and texts of utopian or realistic architectural and urban contexts (Kraftwerk Mitte Oct 2010 – Nov 2010).
(…) Because Reinert in his way catches classic and genuinely existing exponents, he produces optically memorable images of our everyday reality. But, in fact, they no longer ensure the absolute exposition of a prototype, but show the discontinuity that has opened up between what is real and our perception of it, between the sporadic and the typical. It is almost given that an artist who exposes himself to this kind of bridge between reality and its diverse forms of reception must proceed in an interdisciplinary way. Since the depictions are based on different levels that comunicate with each other, they form a dispute on which artistic methods sticks closest to reality´s heels, whether it is photography, scale models, the Photography of the model or even the conversion of the photographed subject into painting. Renate Puvogel 2003
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