REINHARD SCHMID was born in Weiden, Germany, in 1960, and has always been fascinated by fantastic and surreal art. Schmid also has a great interest in machines and engineering, and for several years he even worked as a navigator on a submarine before he started his career as a painter.
He is a professional, self-employed artist for more than 30 years now. His work has been presented in many national and international exhibitions and can be found in private collections all over Europe, the United States, and Japan.
His fantastic, surreal images are based on a general concept which he calls the venusmachine. The combination of the sensuous female energy with the more technical male aspects, often depicted in some kind of machinery.
His work is whimsical, complex and mostly with a humorous or erotic touch. He regularly uses his traditional paintings as a base for his digital art.