Marco Reichert is an abstract painter who is challenging our ideas of what contemporary art is by using traditional paint- ing techniques in conjunction with experimental “painting machines” to create multi-layered artworks. On the one hand, there is a classical pictorial methodology linked to materials and painting in the way we traditionally think of. On the other hand, there is an overtly technical-digital com- ponent through the construction of homemade machines as “robot designers” made by the artist himself. Reichert’s work is reflective of today’s society, a society that is increasingly dominated by computers and technology, there influence on our everyday lives is undeniable.
Reichert uses a broad range of materials and imagery, both natural and technological in creating his bold and thought provoking work. his painting machines are integral to his presentation; each adheres to a programmed set of geometric rules and allows Reichert continuous access to the entire surface of the canvas. He first projects depth by the juxta- position of paint and glue on the canvas. his machine then supplies the compositional counterparts. the work is planned out yet also capricious as it develops during the creative pro- cess, and each image is fundamentally tied to the elements utilized. there is a dichotomy between spontaneous touches of ink or acrylic, the use of a spray and brushstrokes freely chosen by the artist and the more calculated geometrical forms, with regular line and rhythms that inhabit the surface of the painting and that seem almost mechanical because they were obtained through the use of digital media.