1954, Pinneberg, Germany
Drawing, photography, thermal imaging, infrared video and lasers are all important components in this methodical artist’s work. In reference to perhaps one of his most famous works, his laser lit mice, Reusse explains: “it’s like this – the brain assembles images on its own, you see a few lines and they’re gone again in a second, but in the background a picture of a mouse remains.”
The viewer is immediately engaged, unwittingly playing the game of perceiving, remembering and filling in the blanks, whilst enjoying Reusse’s alluring illuminated pieces.
Reusse’s long and successful career is reflected in his multiple projects and notable collaborations. His work can be found in several institutions and museum collections, such as Mumoc Museum, Vienna, Pinakothek, Munich, Museum Maison Européenne de la Photographie, Paris, and Koç Collection, Istanbul.