Anselm Reyle works mainly with painting, sculpture and installation. Characteristic of his work is the use of found objects, such as discarded items like construction and electronic scrap, which he places in new contexts. In addition, materials as diverse as foils, color pastes or car paints, often dismissed as “cheap”, can be found in his works. Through them, Reyle asks questions about the relationship between "high" and "low"-art and the mechanisms of our modern, capitalist society. Well-known groups of works are the stripe paintings and the "foil paintings", which are installed in colored plexiglass boxes and whose relief-like surface underlines the object character of the works.
Anselm Reyle's works have already been shown in numerous institutional solo exhibitions, including the Deichtorhallen Hamburg, Germany (2012), the Schinkel Pavillon, Berlin/Germany (2012), Arken Museum of Modern Art, Ishoj/Denmark (2011), Des Moines Art Center, Iowa/USA (2011), Kunsthalle Tübingen, Germany (2009) or Kunsthalle Zürich, Switzerland (2006).