Book of Revelation + New Artworks by Reinhard Schmid

We’re excited to unveil new original artworks, by Reinhard Schmid, offered exclusively through MakersPlace.

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Reinhard Schmid

Reinhard Schmid is a German-born, fine artist. His unique style commonly involves a laborious method of reverse glass painting know as Hinterglas, and spans both figurative and surreal works, that blend a whimsical and erotic feel with a touch of humor. Over the last 30 years Reinhard’s works have been showcased globally, including the New York Art Expo in the early 90s. Today, many of his physical artworks can be found in private collections and galleries across Europe, US and Japan.

Reinhard Schmid is also a pioneer of Rare Digital Art. Since joining MakersPlace in 2018 as one of our first artists, his works quickly became widely recognized across the CryptoArt community and is one of the most sought after artists. Reinhard’s digital works commonly start from his physical works, and involve an intricate digital re-mastering of the many layers and stages of his physical pieces, to bring to life a new meaning and narrative.

Book of Revelation

Reinhard’s newest piece is his most elaborate and intricate digital creation ever made. A visual storybook portraying the cultural heritage of mankind, the piece depicts hell-fire burning from the Whore of Babylon, hair twirling while riding the beast. As the piece fades away, the devil regurgitates a hidden message in the most primitive of languages, zeros and ones, only to be crossed out by a symbol of good.

This piece is a culmination of Reinhard’s artistic journey, giving way to a digital piece that blends a mastery of mediums. Like many of his rare digital artworks, this piece takes from an original hinterglas work and is intricately digitized, to create a piece inspired by the “Book of Revelation”, from the apocalypse of John. Reinhard contends that the inspiration for this piece came far before the current apocalyptic outlook of late, but is fitting and will undoubtedly strike a strong chord.

The piece features the audio work “Runway” by @vachemorte.

Preview of Book of Revelation by Reinhard Schmid

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To accompany Reinhard’s showcase piece, we’re excited to unveil three more original artworks by Reinhard.

Great Whore of Babylon

Set as the focal point of Reinhard’s Book of Revelation, the Whore of Babylon, as referenced from the Apocalypse of John has significant symbolic and historical importance, which Reinhard captures exquisitely.

“I wanted the nightmarish touch of the vision to be in the foreground. Babylon riding the monster, which I have approximated in its outer form to the mushroom cloud of a nuclear explosion. She not only remains constantly present in front of a wobbling background, but also perpetually pushes herself again and again into our field of vision in the foreground.”

Preview of Great Whore of Babylon by Reinhard Schmid

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Peace Machine

Digitally re-mastered from an original painting on glass, originally made for the International Peace Art Exhibition in 2010, Peace Machine raises the question of whether peace is something we can take for granted, or something that needs to be actively pursued.

“Si vis pacem para bellum”… If you want peace, prepare for war — Plato

In this piece, the dove of peace wears an armor, trying to protect against the monster of war. Power and money is both the link and the decisive factor for what the machine in the background is ultimately spinning for.

Preview of Peace Machine by Reinhard Schmid

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The latest in Reinhard’s iconic SmackMan series and a mainstay of his rare digital artworks, BagMan symbolizes life during the current crisis.

For Reinhard, the bag has become a symbol for different aspects of life during the crisis. It stands for commerce, the exchange of goods, the supply and also the shortage of things by interrupted trade routes. It also serves as a symbol for panic buying and efforts of small businesses trying to survive with new pickup and delivery services.

The SmackMan hiding and coming back out adds a much needed element of humor, encouraging a positive attitude for all.

Preview of BagMan by Reinhard Schmid

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Reinhard Schmid’s full collection of artworks are being shown at the MakersPlace VR Art Gallery in Cryptovoxels until April 22nd, 2020.

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