Reinhard Roy, born in 1948, is an internationally established artist of concrete-constructive art. He has had solo exhibitions all over the world, including in the USA, Hungary and Brazil. He is represented in more than 66 collections, including the Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden, the Museum Ritter, the Albertina in Vienna and the Warsaw National Museum.
The artist has been dealing with the form of the circle for decades. In his oeuvre, the circle often appears in its most minimal form – as a dot – but also as a virtual spatial phenomenon. It is astonishing that all works refer to the basic form of the circle and yet remain very varied. For several years Reinhard Roy accompanied the Brazilian architect Oscar Niemeyer, who is regarded as a pioneer of modern Brazilian architecture.
“An interesting life and encounters with Oscar Niemeyer.”
Oscar Niemeyer, born 1907 in Rio de Janeiro, where he died in 2012 at the age of 104, is one of the most creative architects of the 20th century.
He was the architectural creator of the capital Brasilia, but was also internationally successful, including the construction of the UNO building in New York together with Le Corbusier. In 2013, his architectural drawings and plans were declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.