Tobias Rehberger has created work as disparate as lighting arrangements, furniture, gardens, graphic design, film, and sculptural installations that delight with their zip and flair. Reveling in his skills as a designer of print material and sculptural form, Rehberger joins colleagues Liam Gillick, Jorge Pardo, Pae White, Jason Rhodes, and others, in riffing off textiles patterns, record covers, and memorabilia of the 60s and 70s. The result is a dizzying assemblage of forms and patterns which nonetheless rise above decor to create the kind of universe only great artists are capable of. Rehberger's position on any central meaning to his work has always been elliptical. In designing high tech objects that are then produced artisanally, or creating portraits using a floral bouquet, Rehberger elides distinctions between art and craft, and stretches the modes that art can assume.
Born in Esslingen, Germany
Lives and works in Frankfurt, Germany
Tobias Rehberger's museum shows have included exhibitions at the Museum fuer Angewandte Kunst, Frankfurt a.M., (2010), Kunstraum Innsbruck (2009), Musee Rochechouart (2009), Museum Ludwig, Cologne, and Museum Stedelijk, Amsterdam (2008), and a film and exhibition produced by the Fondazione Prada in 2008.