My name is Reinhard Sommer, born in Vienna in 1961.
My job – textile printer, my calling – to enter the world of shapes, colors and structures and to leave it as a master.
As a visionary, I try to combine art – philosophy – genius and madness. I taught at the University for Artistic and Industrial Design in Linz. Worked at the side of Prof. Ernst Fuchs and Wolfgang Hutter on the implementation of their art on fabric.
I also developed printing and design for international eyewear manufacturers such as Dior, Paloma Picasso, Viennaline, Dunhill and many more. This was followed by solo exhibitions, “Wave of Life” openings, artist in residence and action art projects.
I work with Icon Gold Pigment, which was specially developed for my technique. My large-format works deal intensively with coloring, i.e. the composition of shades of color that arise from the fine squeegee technique. The series of images are expressive, strong works that, thanks to their abstractness, bring art perfectly into the room.