until 19.01. | #2281ARTatBerlin | Galerie Michael Haas shows from 7th December 2018 the solo exhibition Across the garden with paintings by Reinhard Pods (*1951).
Reinhard Pods, who was born in Berlin in 1951, is one of the Berlin savages around Bernd Koberling, Luciano Castelli, Rainer Fetting and others who expressively opposed the barren art of the 70s. From 1971 to 1977 Pods studied at the Hochschule der Künste Berlin and was a master student with Karl Horst Hödicke. He then spent a year in New York as part of a scholarship. In 1979 he founded together with Frank Dornseif, Ter Hell, Elke Lixfeld, Rainer Mang and Gerd Rohling the group and self-help gallery 1/61, named after the Kreuzberg postal delivery district. In contrast to the Berlin Wilden 1/61 was rather conceptual. The group organized a series of exhibitions from 1979 to 1980. During this time Pods was awarded the Villa Romana Prize, thanks to which he received a working scholarship in Florence. In 1988 he received the Villa Massimo Prize and returned to Italy. He was honored in 1986 in Bonn with the award of the Art Fund and also received the Will Grohmann Prize (1994) and the Fred Thieler Prize of the Berlinische Galerie, Berlin (1996). The gallery Michael Haas already exhibited Pods in 1993. We are now pleased to show an overview of his work. Since the 80s, Pods remains true to its aesthetics, characterized by the merging of the figurative and the non-objectivity. The figures dissolve in thick, dripping brushstrokes and sprayed paint and become even the abstraction which in turn partly opposes writing in the picture as well as photo and object assemblages. His ambiguous, eclectic images arouse different emotions and raise the question of good taste. Pods lives at the Wannsee in Berlin.
A catalog will appear. The opening takes place in the gallery and in the art camp Haas.
Opening: Friday, 7th December 2018, 7 – 9 pm
Exhibition period: Friday, 7th December 2018 – Saturday, 19th January 2019Zur Galerie Michael Haas
Image caption: Reinhard Pods, Dings Gelb, 1980, Acryl und Sprayfarbe auf Leinwand, 170 x 140 cm
Exhibition Reinhard Pods – Galerie Michael Haas | Zeitgenössische Kunst in Berlin | Contemporary Art | Exhibitions Berlin Galleries | ART at Berlin