Photography is the historical basis or matrix on which the new digital tools develop.
Michael Reisch (born 1964) is a German artist and photographer. His works combine aspects of photography, painting and sculpture with new digital imaging tools such as Artificial Intelligence/GANs, Augmented Reality, 3D-Scanning, 3D-Printing, etc. He studied at Rietveld Academie, Amsterdam and Kunstakademie Düsseldorf and is currently teaching as a Professor for Photography and Digital Media at Alanus-Hochschule, Bonn-Alfter, Germany. He has won several prizes and grants, amongst others Fondation Cartier, Stiftung Kunstfonds Bonn, Stiftung Kunst und Kultur des Landes NRW. His work has been exhibited widely at, amongst others, Hypo-Kunsthalle Munich, Kunsthal Rotterdam, Kunstmuseum Bonn, Residenzgalerie Salzburg, Fotomuseum Munich, Scheublein + Bak, Zuerich, Bischoff/Weiss, London, Galaxy Museum of Contemporary Art, Chongqing, Museum of Contemporary Art Shenzhen, Photo Bejing, Shanghai International Photofestival, Museum Kurhaus Kleve, Fotomuseum Winterthur. His works are part of collections worldwide at amongst others Kunstmuseum Bonn, LACMA Los Angeles, Fotomuseum Winterthur, National Galleries, Edinburgh. Michael Reisch is initiator of international artist group darktaxa-project. He lives and works in Düsseldorf, Germany.