Artist in Focus
Reindl studied painting, drawing and graphic art at the Czech Academy of Arts, Architecture and Design in the ateliers of the great avant-garde painter Emil Filla and the famed textile artist Antonin Kybal. Reindl graduated in 1951 and in the same year married Helena Pokorny, a fellow student and a niece of the sculptor Karel Pokorny.
Reindl’s style was not influenced by the mainstream artistic expression of the late 20th century, but was consciously based on European modern art (most notably the works of Matisse, Chagall, Picasso and Dubuffet) and sometimes also gives homage to earlier European history of painting (Durer, Tintoretto, Goya, and Chardin).
Although tributes and references to these renowned artists are easy to recognize in Reindl’s work, his art has its own unique style, recognizable by the masterful lines of his drawings and the unfettered colours of his paintings, the contrast between flat forms and the often almost Baroque compositions, brimming with apparently random details.