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Sohogrand Hotel Artwork

Peter Vahlefeld


Mixed Media, Oil on Canvas

Size: 23.6 W x 31.5 H x 2 D in

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Acrylic, acrylic based medium, ink, UV protection, oil, powdered gold and silver pigments, resin, varnish, fabrics on pigment prints on canvas. The artwork comes ready to hang. Beginning each painting Peter Vahlefeld seeks to create a subtle but visually engaging base, which serves as a foil to the next layers of prints and paint. Exploring the manipulation and repurposing of hotel stationery, the work simultaneously suggests dissolution and materialization, incorporating both additive and subtractive techniques. In their accumulation and splitting of layers and nexus of forms, the work not only documents the painting process, but also functions as a record of an expressive movement in time. Using metallic pigments like gold, silver and copper, the materiality of paint becomes subject matter and ranges from matte and velvety to transparent and translucent, resulting in a visceral, and sometimes thickly impastoed surface.

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Mixed Media:Oil on Canvas

Original:One-of-a-kind Artwork

Size:23.6 W x 31.5 H x 2 D in

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Peter Vahlefeld's visceral artworks combine a rigorous, process-based practice, continually rethinking the possibilities of painting. Using references to a broad array of sources, including art history, literature, and pop culture, he creates paintings that alternate between flat experience and dimensionality. Perfectly poised between European and American traditions (Art Informel, Abstract Expressionism, Pop Art), his work combines complexity into a visual richness that is neither figurative nor abstract. The paintings unfold in an intricate, unpredictable interaction of layers and excess—a constant juggling of paint, prints, fabrics, mediums and effect. They draw their actuality from the collision between the visual codes of mass media and the subjective traces of painterly expression. Peter Vahlefeld has participated in a variety of solo exhibitions, art fairs, and venues such as Neumeister Fine Art Auctioneers (Munich), Sotheby's (Vienna), Fritz Hansen (Denmark) and Allianz Art Collection. His work can be found in private and corporate collections throughout Europe, the United States and Asia. Peter Vahlefeld was featured on the German television channel ZDF. He currently lives and works in Berlin and Munich.

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