Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Marcus Reichert

White Table
Marcus Reichert
59" x 47"     oil and ink on canvas     2006
Courtesy of Adelson Galleries Boston

An exhibition of paintings by Marcus Reichert has opened at the Adelson Galleries Boston, to run until October 13th.

Marcus has been a good friend since we were freshman students at R.I.S.D. in 1966, and I've always admired the passion and sincerity in his work as well as his courage to paint true to his beliefs. His paintings may not always be the easiest to access, but contemplation will reveal their great depth and beauty.

Adam Adelson, director of the gallery, has written an excellent introduction in the online exhibition catalog:

Les Fleurs: Orange
Marcus Reichert
35 x 23 1/2"     oil on paper     2013
Courtesy of Adelson Galleries Boston

Marcus Reichert
39 1/2" x 31 1/2"     oil and ink on canvas     2011
Courtesy of Adelson Galleries Boston

Orange Blossoms
Marcus Reichert
47" x 59"    oil and ink on canvas     2008
Courtesy of Adelson Galleries Boston


  1. Marcus Reichert is a true renaissance figure. His body of work is challenging, profound, intimate, and, above all, honest. I can vividly remember the first time I saw his Crucifixion paintings: raw, angry, primal images capturing the incomprehensible agony of man's capacity for cruelty.

    "...the broken, invaded body that lies silent and empty/surely cannot be my beloved son."



  2. GS is referencing paintings that can be seen at Marcus' website:



"There is more power in telling little than in telling all."
- Mark Rothko

“The mind loves the unknown. It loves images whose meanings are unknown, since the meaning of the mind itself is unknown.”
- Magritte

"Now, the idea is to get everything right -- it's not just color or form or space or line -- it's everything all at once."
- Richard Diebenkorn

“What I am seeking is not the real and not the unreal but rather the unconscious,
the mystery of the instinctive in the human race.”
- Amedeo Modigliani