RON REIHEL (b. 1965)
Ron Reihel was born in the California desert but raised in the Bahamas and the Florida Keys, environments that have undoubtedly affected the artist’s aesthetic exploration of light and color. In the mid-1980s he moved back to California and studied art at Otis Parsons in Los Angeles.
Ron Reihel’s innovative sculptural pieces and photographs seek to reinterpret light and space. By using color and light sensitive materials, his works are subject to and constantly evolve with the environment around them. Thus his work is a unique juxtaposition of the artificial and organic, distilling landscapes to their simplest forms and transporting the viewer into an ever-changing alternate reality. Despite the industrial, scientific nature of Reihel’s sculptures, they seem to emanate extraordinary ethereal warmth that encourages an emotional connection with the viewer.