Reinhard Schell was born in Austria in 1971 , but lives and works in Spittal/Drau and temporary in Natal (Brazil). As member of the Association of Artists Potiguares (Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil) and of Austria (Berufsvereinigung Bildender Künstler Österreichs), he works with painting, sculpture and installation art. The artist has held international exhibitions like the "Biennale Arte Dolomiti" in Cibiana di Cadore (Italy) in 2016 an 2018. In 2019 his recent work "Peace" will be exhibited in front of the Messner Mountain Museum Dolomites of mountaineering legend Reinhold Messner.
In 2007 Reinhard Schell had two works of the series 1 +1 = 1 , selected for the competition of visual arts" , Abraham Palatinik, held in the Pinacoteca in Natal (state-
In his series called 1 +1 = 1, two bodies or forms merge and become one. The work itself intends to take the viewer to the reflection that art not only knows no borders , but also can overcome even the laws of mathematics .
In 2012 , Reinhard Schell participated in the exhibition " thinking + " held at the Art Gallery of the University Campus IFRN ( Instituto Federal do Rio Grande do Norte ), with the work " The female Thinker ": here the artist carried the " Thinker " of Rodin, to modern times and turned into a woman , made of barbed wire. The female Thinker is inside a globe and connected to it via an umbilical cord that comes out of her genitalia. While Rodin translated the act of thinking into tension of every muscle of his thinker and thus mental work could be felt, in Reinhard Schell's "Female Thinker" independent women need even today thorns, in order to compete in conflicts.
In June 2014 Reinhard Schell transformed the thinker Auguste Rodin´s to the present time specifically in the time of the World Cup 2014. The figure Reinhard Schell´s was a student who is reading a book in her hand on an oversized football. As criticism of the World Cup 2014, in which enormous sums of money are "burned", rather than being invested in education, Reinhard Schell lit his installation "Pensando bem" ("Think about it"). Schell´s perfomance took place at the opening of the exposition "Copa Cultural" in the State Art Gallery of Natal, Brazil. In addition to Reinhard Schell at the exhibition " Cultural Copa " works of Swiss artist H.R. Giger were shown.
In 2015 Reinhard Schell participated in "1 st Venice Triennale -
At Dolomiti Biennale Reinhard Schell embarks in "Thinker Pose" in a rubber boat at Monte Rite.
His performance "Thinking about Future -
Schell's performance is also inspired by the words of Portuguese poet Fernando Pessoa "Navegar é preciso, viver não é preciso" – To navigate is necessary, to live is not. Seafaring as a paraphrase for the path of life in service of society, in contrast to a target and unconscious life.
Reinhard Schell´s installation "PEACE", produced for the 2nd Biennale Arte Dolomiti, ROSENGARTEN: The Garden of the Rose 2018, refers to the martial history of the exhibition venue and deals with inside and outside, outside or inside as a form of "in-
Reinhard Schell has public works in Brazil , held by the Municipality of Rio Grande do Norte and the Pinacoteca (state-