Hard Rain, in progress
Hard Rain, in progress

2019

15’X10’

trickledown theory illustrated by the slow-motion hammering on an empty tree.

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Ghost of Reaganomics and Hard Rain, in progress

Video by Cole Rietenbach

The Ghost of Reaganomics
The Ghost of Reaganomics

2019

15’X10’X10’

borrows its title from the enigmatic Dylan song. This mock beaded curtain is actually in progress. Made of the heads of people that work for weapons manufacturers found on an alphabetical list of individual companies across the globe. This version includes the companies from Algeria to Turkey. The US is dominating this industry will at the very least triple the eventual completed piece.

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11/8/16
11/8/16

2018

8’X20’

The date of the presidential election, a suite of 5 tombstone shaped paintings imprinted with out of focus optical illusions that collectively represent the five stages of grief - Acceptance, Depression, Bargaining, Anger, Denial.

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Acceptance
Acceptance
Depression
Depression
Bargaining
Bargaining
Anger
Anger
Denial
Denial
Greatness
Greatness

2018

12’X8’

Stylized map of U.S. mainland, initially inspired by a map of militias (everywhere). Stripped of demarcations and its utilitarian purpose the pegboards useless holes might be read as points on a map.

Investment
Investment

2018

5’X5’

A collection of the logos of the 12 largest world banks reversed and upside down, due to symmetry several remained the same. Painted on transparent Plexiglas, the white paint is on the front face and the color is on the back.

The Mean
The Mean

2018

12”X18” each

21 quotes from an article in business insider magazine. Edited to the repetitious description of the short comings of the general population. Elitist critique directed at the Super Elite!

Right Side view
Right Side view
2,864,974
2,864,974

2018

8”X5”X1”

The face of Hilary, embedded in the wall on a form that is designed to optically allow her face to follow your movement into profile. This illusion is most commonly used with the likeness of Jesus and Mary and relies heavily on light and shadow.

Floccinaucinihilipilification
Floccinaucinihilipilification

2018

6’X6’X1’

One of the second largest words in the English language meaning; the estimation of something as worthless, this man’s jacket is made up of then candidate Trump’s most dismissive quotes, frequently belittling women. A mosaic of Paper and glue hold together this ransom note style garment.

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Reccess
Reccess

2018

6’X4’X5”

The entire congressional body, seen here as an act of double erasure. Each politician’s head erased in photoshop, brought together as a group, printed on cloth and disassembled one horizontal thread at a time, leaving only the vertical image.

'Fake': Tim Rietenbach at Angela Meleca Gallery
Red Party
Red Party

2018

12”X4’X4’

50 re-purposed self-standing photo frames (backing only) normally used to house family photos. The group was treated as if they were one single color field painting, many layers of paint applied to both sides ending with a red on the front and silver on the back. The final layers were applied during the thoughts and prayers discussion about the Vegas shooting.

Signature
Signature

2018

16”X12”X3”

A forgery of the now infamous scribble. This version is made with sculpy clay incased in plaster poured into a re-purposed frame. Gold glitter = the state of our union.

50 Black Holes
50 Black Holes

2017

5’X7’

Re-purposed frames painted with layers of thick white paint, stripped of the previous content replaced with black ellipses painted directly on the backside of the glass. A response to the decidedly unfunny election results, we are officially a country of idiots ruled by a cartoon Villain.

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Sold Out
Sold Out

2016

Installation view at the Angela Meleca Gallery. The work in ‘Sold Out’ adapts familiar iconography normally used to communicate a range of ideas spanning from local to global.

US
US

2016

80”X80”

A homage to color field painting through the statistics of the world military spending in 2005, the United States is represented here by raw canvas. We are and have been arming the world.

Matrix
Matrix

2016

40”X120”

Disclaimer for the addiction to gambling found on a lotto ticket translated into code. An indirect tax on the poor/working class that also risks promoting addiction with lousy odds and somewhat fuzzy support for education.

you
you

2016

9’X7’

An image based on an appropriated artist rendering of a Neanderthal. A visual hypothesis enlarged into a banner representing our primitive origins, made of translucent material this likeness serves as a ghost that still haunts us.

Brutus
Brutus

2016

22”X20”

An image based on an appropriated artist rendering of a Neanderthal. A visual hypothesis enlarged into a banner representing our primitive origins, made of translucent material this likeness serves as a ghost that still haunts us.

Jesus
Jesus

2016

13’X6’X3’

My younger brother Eric made the original 13" version which hangs in our home. A quirky reminder of my brothers imagination at the age of 13 and the lack of all religion in my life. Scaled up to be life size, my reproduction is 13 ' tall.

Clock
Clock

2016

15”X15”

A slice of crudely sawn log covered in rust-o- yellow audibly ticks the seconds away as the clock hand in this case a twisted wire moves counter clockwise.

Foundation
Foundation

2016

5’X6’X7”

is made of 40 index cards that were discarded after a brain storming session addressing institutional branding. The language is at times straightforward and aspirational but eventually deteriorates into buzzwords. A mobile pyramid that floats and rotates as the viewers body movement creates a breeze. The words have been cut out and and replaced by a transparent polyurethane membrane, allowing light to shine through.

Like
Like

2016

40”X40”X4”

The most or the least meaningful word in the English language, either way, luke warm praise. Maybe an anemic update to Robert Indiana’s “love” sculpture, in this case relying on the wall for support.

Self
Self

2016

14”X12”X5”

A digital photographic portrait of Ayn Rand with eyes cutout leaning on frosted Plexiglas resting on a platform made up of the fortune 500. The language is made with a plastic label embosser and the pupils of the eyes are drawn on the wall allowing the illusion of eyes that follow the viewer’s movement and eventually roll out of sight.

Tradition
Tradition

2016

5’X3’X1”

A shadow man normally found leaning against a tree on rural roads leans against a gallery column now positioned as a spectator. Treated like a wood block the head has been carved to represent a young African American with a hood on one side and a police officer on the opposite.

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Trump
Trump

2016

16”X12”

Powers
Powers

2016

84”X24”

Based on “The 48 laws of power” by Robert Greene, a Machiavellian collection of mantras, designed to control and manipulate people from the top down. The books thesis epitomizes the state of our current political and corporate culture; I can imagine that every CEO and Politician has taken the content to heart. Using press type, white out and quill pens I created a family tree with all the limbs sawn off.

Angela Meleca Gallery - Tim Rietenbach, SOLD OUT
Hard Rain, in progress
IMG_2735.JPG
20190820_Faculty_Trienial_Show_81 copy.jpg
IMG_2734.JPG
Ghost of Reaganomics and Hard Rain, in progress
The Ghost of Reaganomics
20190820_Faculty_Trienial_Show_23 copy.jpg
20190820_Faculty_Trienial_Show_25 copy.jpg
20190820_Faculty_Trienial_Show_27 copy.jpg
11/8/16
11:8:16_6.jpg
Acceptance
Depression
Bargaining
Anger
Denial
Greatness
Investment
The Mean
Right Side view
2,864,974
Floccinaucinihilipilification
Floc.jpg
Screen Shot 2018-09-19 at 3.48.40 AM.png
Reccess
'Fake': Tim Rietenbach at Angela Meleca Gallery
Red Party
Signature
50 Black Holes
Screen Shot 2017-02-18 at 4.38.38 PM.png
Sold Out
US
Matrix
you
Brutus
Jesus
Clock
Foundation
Like
Self
Tradition
DSC_0125.jpg
Trump
Powers
Angela Meleca Gallery - Tim Rietenbach, SOLD OUT
Hard Rain, in progress

2019

15’X10’

trickledown theory illustrated by the slow-motion hammering on an empty tree.

Ghost of Reaganomics and Hard Rain, in progress

Video by Cole Rietenbach

The Ghost of Reaganomics

2019

15’X10’X10’

borrows its title from the enigmatic Dylan song. This mock beaded curtain is actually in progress. Made of the heads of people that work for weapons manufacturers found on an alphabetical list of individual companies across the globe. This version includes the companies from Algeria to Turkey. The US is dominating this industry will at the very least triple the eventual completed piece.

11/8/16

2018

8’X20’

The date of the presidential election, a suite of 5 tombstone shaped paintings imprinted with out of focus optical illusions that collectively represent the five stages of grief - Acceptance, Depression, Bargaining, Anger, Denial.

Acceptance
Depression
Bargaining
Anger
Denial
Greatness

2018

12’X8’

Stylized map of U.S. mainland, initially inspired by a map of militias (everywhere). Stripped of demarcations and its utilitarian purpose the pegboards useless holes might be read as points on a map.

Investment

2018

5’X5’

A collection of the logos of the 12 largest world banks reversed and upside down, due to symmetry several remained the same. Painted on transparent Plexiglas, the white paint is on the front face and the color is on the back.

The Mean

2018

12”X18” each

21 quotes from an article in business insider magazine. Edited to the repetitious description of the short comings of the general population. Elitist critique directed at the Super Elite!

Right Side view
2,864,974

2018

8”X5”X1”

The face of Hilary, embedded in the wall on a form that is designed to optically allow her face to follow your movement into profile. This illusion is most commonly used with the likeness of Jesus and Mary and relies heavily on light and shadow.

Floccinaucinihilipilification

2018

6’X6’X1’

One of the second largest words in the English language meaning; the estimation of something as worthless, this man’s jacket is made up of then candidate Trump’s most dismissive quotes, frequently belittling women. A mosaic of Paper and glue hold together this ransom note style garment.

Reccess

2018

6’X4’X5”

The entire congressional body, seen here as an act of double erasure. Each politician’s head erased in photoshop, brought together as a group, printed on cloth and disassembled one horizontal thread at a time, leaving only the vertical image.

'Fake': Tim Rietenbach at Angela Meleca Gallery
Red Party

2018

12”X4’X4’

50 re-purposed self-standing photo frames (backing only) normally used to house family photos. The group was treated as if they were one single color field painting, many layers of paint applied to both sides ending with a red on the front and silver on the back. The final layers were applied during the thoughts and prayers discussion about the Vegas shooting.

Signature

2018

16”X12”X3”

A forgery of the now infamous scribble. This version is made with sculpy clay incased in plaster poured into a re-purposed frame. Gold glitter = the state of our union.

50 Black Holes

2017

5’X7’

Re-purposed frames painted with layers of thick white paint, stripped of the previous content replaced with black ellipses painted directly on the backside of the glass. A response to the decidedly unfunny election results, we are officially a country of idiots ruled by a cartoon Villain.

Sold Out

2016

Installation view at the Angela Meleca Gallery. The work in ‘Sold Out’ adapts familiar iconography normally used to communicate a range of ideas spanning from local to global.

US

2016

80”X80”

A homage to color field painting through the statistics of the world military spending in 2005, the United States is represented here by raw canvas. We are and have been arming the world.

Matrix

2016

40”X120”

Disclaimer for the addiction to gambling found on a lotto ticket translated into code. An indirect tax on the poor/working class that also risks promoting addiction with lousy odds and somewhat fuzzy support for education.

you

2016

9’X7’

An image based on an appropriated artist rendering of a Neanderthal. A visual hypothesis enlarged into a banner representing our primitive origins, made of translucent material this likeness serves as a ghost that still haunts us.

Brutus

2016

22”X20”

An image based on an appropriated artist rendering of a Neanderthal. A visual hypothesis enlarged into a banner representing our primitive origins, made of translucent material this likeness serves as a ghost that still haunts us.

Jesus

2016

13’X6’X3’

My younger brother Eric made the original 13" version which hangs in our home. A quirky reminder of my brothers imagination at the age of 13 and the lack of all religion in my life. Scaled up to be life size, my reproduction is 13 ' tall.

Clock

2016

15”X15”

A slice of crudely sawn log covered in rust-o- yellow audibly ticks the seconds away as the clock hand in this case a twisted wire moves counter clockwise.

Foundation

2016

5’X6’X7”

is made of 40 index cards that were discarded after a brain storming session addressing institutional branding. The language is at times straightforward and aspirational but eventually deteriorates into buzzwords. A mobile pyramid that floats and rotates as the viewers body movement creates a breeze. The words have been cut out and and replaced by a transparent polyurethane membrane, allowing light to shine through.

Like

2016

40”X40”X4”

The most or the least meaningful word in the English language, either way, luke warm praise. Maybe an anemic update to Robert Indiana’s “love” sculpture, in this case relying on the wall for support.

Self

2016

14”X12”X5”

A digital photographic portrait of Ayn Rand with eyes cutout leaning on frosted Plexiglas resting on a platform made up of the fortune 500. The language is made with a plastic label embosser and the pupils of the eyes are drawn on the wall allowing the illusion of eyes that follow the viewer’s movement and eventually roll out of sight.

Tradition

2016

5’X3’X1”

A shadow man normally found leaning against a tree on rural roads leans against a gallery column now positioned as a spectator. Treated like a wood block the head has been carved to represent a young African American with a hood on one side and a police officer on the opposite.

Trump

2016

16”X12”

Powers

2016

84”X24”

Based on “The 48 laws of power” by Robert Greene, a Machiavellian collection of mantras, designed to control and manipulate people from the top down. The books thesis epitomizes the state of our current political and corporate culture; I can imagine that every CEO and Politician has taken the content to heart. Using press type, white out and quill pens I created a family tree with all the limbs sawn off.

Angela Meleca Gallery - Tim Rietenbach, SOLD OUT
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