For more than 30 years…

Early on, technology and design aroused a special interest in me to preserve things that have a certain beauty in them.

Many of these things were thrown away because they were obsolete or no longer needed. Through curiosity and fascination, how things look inside, the idea arose to present and preserve these hidden treasures in a new context.

So I began to collect interesting pieces and then put them together to objects and sculptures. The “dinosaurs of computer time” in particular exude a fascination of their own.

My professional career has repeatedly led me to “strange” objects. Sometimes it takes years for an idea to take shape and then become reality.

Many of these things cost smaller assets when they were purchased and then turned into scrap, partly because of the rapid pace of technical development. What looks ancient by today’s standards is sometimes only a few years old.

Saved and processed, technical parts are turned into a very special kind of art that emphasizes the unique aesthetics of these objects.

A few years ago I made a new start, revised my first works and developed new ideas. Since then, many new objects have been created and many ideas are still waiting to be realized.

Today I also use state-of-the-art tools such as 3-D printers, CNC machines, microprocessors and electronics to implement my ideas. A studio with enough space makes a lot of things easier.

Friends, colleagues and family have always encouraged me to keep going and that’s where new inspiration comes from.

Many thanks to all who contributed knowingly or unknowingly.

Markus Reinhard

  • “Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma — which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.”
    ―Steve Jobs, Stanford University commencement speech, 12. June 2005