Werner Reiterer (b. 1964 Graz, Austria) creates works that have the habit of boldly approaching the beholder. He finds ways to address the viewer with absurd content reflecting everyday situations. Selected solo exhibitions include The Speed Art Museum, Lousiville, Krupp Gallery, Basel, Lovenbruck Gallery, Paris, Krinzinger Gallery, Vienna, and the Contemporary Art Museum, Tampa. Reiterer is currently represented by Cosar HMT in Dusseldorf, Krinzinger Gallery in Vienna, Krupp Gallery in Basel, Lendl Gallery in Graz, and Loevenbruck Gallery in Paris.
Werner Reiterer's works walk a fine line between sense and nonsense, exploiting art's close proximity to life as a means of challenging literal descriptions of reality. In a manner that blurs the boundaries of art and humor, his richly engaging sculptures ask us to participate in their realization while his drawings disturb our expectations of the ordinary in imaginings of absurd proportion. And by scrambling the relationship of images and language he is able to turn our perceptions upside down and, in ways that are both entertaining and illuminating, reassert the power of art to change our lives.
He lives and works in Vienna, Austria.