AboutThe paintings of Marco Reichert utilize the themes and motives from the vast and ever increasing image bank of the loud and fast consumer society. By redirecting these images into source material for paintings, Reichert obfuscates the original and intended meaning, content and context of mass media. We see a new image world in which the protagonists are caught in a new structure and texture; in fact, sometimes not just caught but indeed drowning. This new pictorial reality of the âJelly Series', which comprises the core material of the current exhibition âObjects in the mirror are Closer than they appear', connects the main themes of Reichert's past work, focusing on subjects from the everyday flood of images, with the creation of personal memories and experiences. The motives/themes are culled from their usual connections and melt together with and in their new environments, which are dominated by color and light and a self-reflecting surface. Viewers can find themselves in this new world, which, as the title indicates, is closer than it appears.