Marcus Reichert is an artist who knows no boundaries. He was given his first exhibition of paintings at the age of twenty-one at the legendary Gotham Book Mart and Art Gallery, New York, home to the Surrealists during WWII. His film works are held in the Archive of the Museum of Modern Art, New York. Now selected images from thirty years of photographic work previously unknown to the public come to light in Marcus Reichert: The Human Edifice by critic and art historian Mel Gooding. As Gooding says of Reichertâ??s photographs: â??These are what pierce, these visual facts: traces of the actual that compose themselves into the dignity and beauty of the abstract, are propositions of a new reality.â??
Mel Gooding has contributed extensively to the art press, and his books include monographs on Gillian Ayres, Bruce McLean, Patrick Heron, John Hoyland, and Ceri Richards. On architecture and public spaces, he has written William Alsop: Buildings and Projects, Joze Plecnik National and University Library, Ljubljana, and Public: Art: Space. His Abstract Art, written for the Tate Gallery, is essential reading for anyone seriously interested in the subject and his Song of the Earth: European Artists and the Landscape is a defining work.show more
by Fay Grosvenor