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Peter Vahlefeld

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Advertisement, 2011 Oil And Digital Prints On Canvas 120 X 120 Cm © Peter Vahlefeld
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Advertisement, 2015 Mixed Media 120 X 120 Cm © Peter Vahlefeld
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Advertisement, 2014 Mixed Media 115 X 115 Cm © Peter Vahlefeld
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Auction House Advertisement, 2015 Mixed Media 200 X 135 Cm © Peter Vahlefeld
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Auction House Advertisement, 2015 Mixed Media 200 X 140 Cm © Peter Vahlefeld
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Auction House Advertisement, 2015 Mixed Media 200 X 140 Cm © Peter Vahlefeld
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Shopping at Sotheby´s, 2015 Mixed Media 120 X 120 Cm © Peter Vahlefeld
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Advertisement Artforum, 2015 Acrylic, Oil And Pigmented Inkjet Prints (Collage) On Canvas 120 X 120 X 5 Centimeters © Peter Vahlefeld
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Marketing Campaign, 2015 Cross Media 200x320 Cm © Peter Vahlefeld
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Double-Page Spread Museum Catalogue, 2016 Mixed Media 120 X 120 Cm © Peter Vahlefeld
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Advertisement »Voyage to the Exotic«, 2016 Cross Media 120 X 200 Cm © Peter Vahlefeld
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Gauguin and the Voyage to the Exotic, 2015 Cross Media 200 X 320 Cm © Peter Vahlefeld
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Advertisement Gerhard Richter, 2016 Cross Media 120 X 120 Cm © Peter Vahlefeld
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Auction Advertisement Orange Marilyn, 2016 Cross Media 140 X 220 Cm © Peter Vahlefeld
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Auction Advertisement Flowers, 2016 Cross Media 140 X 220 Cm © Peter Vahlefeld
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Advertisement Gerhard Richter, 2016 Cross Media 120 X 120 Cm © Peter Vahlefeld
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Advertisement Museum Brandhorst, 2016 Cross Media 120 X 120 Cm © Peter Vahlefeld
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Advertisement Museum Brandhorst, 2016 Cross Media 140 X 220 Cm © Peter Vahlefeld
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Advertisement Museum Brandhorst, 2016 Cross Media 140 X 200 Cm © Peter Vahlefeld
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Advertisement Museum Brandhorst, 2016 Cross Media 120 X 120 Cm © Peter Vahlefeld
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Auction Advertisement , 2016 Mixed Media 200 X 135 Cm © Peter Vahlefeld
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Auction Advertisement, 2016 Mixed Media 200 X 135 Cm © Peter Vahlefeld
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Auction Advertisement, 2016 Mixed Media 200 X 135 Cm © Peter Vahlefeld
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Auction Advertisement, 2016 Mixed Media 200 X135 Cm © Peter Vahlefeld
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Auction Advertisement, 2016 Mixed Media 200 X 135 Cm © Peter Vahlefeld
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Auction Advertisement, 2016 Mixed Media 200 X 135 Cm © Peter Vahlefeld
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Auction Advertisement, 2016 Mixed Media 200 X 135 Cm © Peter Vahlefeld
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Painting, 2017 Mixed Media 120 X 120 Cm © Peter Vahlefeld
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Painting, 2017 Mixed Media 120 X 120 Cm © Peter Vahlefeld
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Painting, 2017 Mixed Media 120 X 120 Cm © Peter Vahlefeld
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Painting, 2017 Mixed Media 120 X 120 Cm © Peter Vahlefeld
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Readymade, 2017 Painting On Museum Flyer 42 X 30 Cm © Peter Vahlefeld
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Readymade, 2017 Painting On Museum Flyer 42 X 30 Cm © Peter Vahlefeld
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Readymade, 2017 Painting On Museum Flyer 42 X 30 Cm © Peter Vahlefeld
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Readymade, 2017 Painting On Museum Flyer 40 X 32 Cm © Peter Vahlefeld
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Readymade, 2017 Painting On Museum Flyer 40 X 32 Cm © Peter Vahlefeld
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Readymade, 2017 Painting On Museum Flyer 40 X 32 Cm © Peter Vahlefeld
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Readymade, 2017 Painting On Museum Flyer 40 X 32 Cm © Peter Vahlefeld
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Readymade, 2017 Painting On Museum Flyer 40 X 32 Cm © Peter Vahlefeld
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Readymade, 2017 Painting On Museum Flyer 40 X 32 Cm © Peter Vahlefeld
Quick Facts
Birthplace
Tokyo
Birth year
1967
Lives in
Berlin
Works in
Berlin
Schools
Parsons School of Design
Representing galleries
Chloe Savigny, Fiona Alison
Tags
mixed-media, conceptual, pop, modern, photography, digital, photo
Art on Art

Peter Vahlefeld’s work deals with the circulation and recycling of images. His paintings are both complex and multilayered, emotive pictorial palimpsests regarding his use of superimposed sources, which carry an iconographic set of references. Technically, these are no longer just paintings, but a combination of analog and digital painting, printing and collage. His mediums are over-painted advertisements torn out of art magazines and auction catalogues, double spread pages of books, museum shop merchandising, and all sort of printed matter. The artist’s expropriation of these sources is undertaken in order to rearrange their meaning content. The works pick up particularly the immediate and intuitive approaches of action painting, and the element of destruction, rubbing out and erasing previous markings, where oil paint seems to have been dragged, pulled, splashed, and splattered across the canvas. At times buttery and fully suspended, at others sand-paper dry, his richly textured grounds are as interesting to examine close up as from a distance.

Born in Tokyo, Japan, Berlin-based Peter Vahlefeld grew up in Hong Kong and Hamburg, receiving his BFA in Fine Arts from Parsons School of Design, NYC in 1990. He has participated in a variety of solo exhibitions and art fairs, including Art Fair Cologne, Art Karlsruhe (both Germany), Art Bodensee (Austria) and venues such as Neumeister Fine Art Auctioneers (Munich), Sotheby's (Vienna), Chloe Savigny (Paris), Fiona Alison (London), and 46 Parachute Purple (New York). His work can be found in corporate collections throughout Germany as well as in private collections worldwide.

 

 

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