About Hippolyte Reininger
Born in 1991, in France at Mulhouse. Grew up in mostly Marseille until the age of 16 where he decided to go live in Scotland at Glasgow.
This city is known for being vibrant regarding the art scene, it’s there that he developped an interest in painting and sculpture. He passed his highers then did an art portfolio course at Anniesland College.
At the age of 20 he went back to live in Marseille and later got into ESADMM (Ecole d’Art et de Design Marseille Méditerranée)
He got his diploma (Licence) where he earned a special mention from the jury : Freedom of subjects.
After that -still in Marseille- the artist painter Nushka took him under her wing and started to guide him, teach him the art of painting.
JUN 2015 : Licence validated at Ecole Supérieur d’Art et de Design Marseille Mediterranée with special mention.
JUN 2014 : Collective exhibition at Les Marmites Artistiques, Paris.
OCTOBER 2012 : Collective exhibition at Luxury Lobsters, Marseille.
SEPTEMBER 2012 : Beginning of study at Ecole Supérieur d’Art et de Design Marseille Mediterranée
I take great pleasure in the process of a painting. Firstly i need to find something that catches my eye. So far it’s always been people, it can be from a picture, a painting of an old master or someone that i meet in real life.
The thing that can make me want to reproduce someone can be their attitude, their face, an expression, the colors or the light.
The moment when i realize that this is what i want to paint is an exciting feeling and is one of my favorite part of painting. I instantly start to imagine several ways of doing it, and many colorfuls images flow through my head. But the end result is never as i planned.
I do not want my paintings to be detailed, i find it more beautiful to suggest something with just a few brushstroke. I like to see a big, confident brushstroke, i feel that it gives energy to the painting. This is ideally how i would like to paint.
But what happens is that on most paintings i do i surprise myself to go more into details than first planned. When this happens, I want to stop myself and go back to a few brushstrokes but since i also clearly enjoy doing it, i let myself keep doing it but then i restrain myself again and that goes on and on.
It’s basically this inner conflict that i believe make my paintings what they are. A conflict between what i would want and what i want.
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