Born in 1974 in Frankfurt/Main, Germany. From 1996 till 1999 Rudolf did an apprenticeship in Stone Sculpture. Afterwards he studied Fine Art at the Academy in Stuttgart. In 2002 Rudolf studied as a foreign student at the Academy of Vilnius in Lithuania. During the four-year gap which he left between his studies in Stuttgart and starting his Masters, Rudolf continued with his art practice and participated in several exhibitions in Germany and Europe. Rudolf did his MfA in Fine Art Media in 2011 at the Slade. Rudolfs work is subtle and yet simultaneously radical. His practice includes all kind of media like video, installation and photography, but also painting and sculpture. Reiber was the 2011 winner of the Salon Art Prize.
German Skies, 2008, Lacquer on aluminium, 139 x 162 x 2,5 cm
German Skies is a work in three parts, consisting of three monochrome dull painted plates of aluminium. The three colours are exactly the colour shades of the planes of the Royal Air Force, used in World War II to bomb German cities. Also the British “Lancaster” Bomber were painted in that way to camouflage the planes and make their bottoms look like part of the German sky.
Installation: Hospitalhof Stuttgart 2009
Photos: Klaus Pfotenhauer
At first glance the work appears to be a white gallery space that hasn’t been filled but on a second glance some labels stand out which indicate the walls have each been painted in the white paint of some of the world’s renowned museum galleries:
Centre Pompidou, Paris, MoMA, New York, Secession, Vienna and Tate Modern, London
Slade School of Fine Art, London, 2011
photos: Joe Clark