Korea International Art Fair 2011

22 - 26 Sep 2011

Reichelt is interested in the imminent redundancy of objects, having previously drawn inspiration from antique cameras and outdated sound systems. Continuing and developing this field of interest, Reichelt newest paintings feature towering magazine stacks and iconic covers of vintage Life Magazines. With the recent popularity of iPads and Kindles, Reichelt believes that the days of seeing piles of magazines on coffee tables are numbered. She believes that magazines function differently from books (which Reichelt has previously explored widely in her painting practice); most people tend to have a fondness for books, verging on a protectiveness, which they don’t hold for their more disposable cousins. Australians are one of the highest consumers of magazines per capita in the world and Reichelt is interested in exploring the cultural shifts that might occur with their disappearance.

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