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Peter Vahlefeld


Painting, Oil on Canvas

Size: 133.9 W x 47.2 H x 2 D in

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Acrylic, acrylic based medium, UV protection, oil, varnish on pigment prints on canvas. The artwork comes ready to hang. It will be shipped in 2 boxes, each 125 x 175 x 11 cm, with a volume weight of 50 kg each. The basis of the artwork is an overpainting of an auction house advertisement of Andy Warhol's »Orange Marilyn«. The overpainting was scanned and broken down on the computer until the original image began to dissolve. The result was printed out as Ultrachrome inkjet prints and mounted on canvas (collage) with a transparent medium UV protection. The overpainting serves as an under-painting that loops behind expressionist brushwork. Segments of inkjet prints are sanded and cut back to reveal glimpses of paint creeping out from underlying layers. Barely visible beneath the obliterated surface, fragments of text and numerals emerge, recalling written communications, uniting detached image and aggrandized emotion as a parody of media advertisements. The print allows the paint to be its most animal expression of itself, while creating a charming opposition between the sculptural qualities of paint and the flat surface of the print, leaving a picture plane marked by an effortlessly elegant dance of smudges, puddles and saturated strokes. Artwork 2 panels. Each panel 120 x 170 cm will be shipped in one crate. I do need approximately 1 week to order the crate. Dimension: 127 x 180 x 30 cm

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Multi-paneled Painting:Oil on Canvas

Original:One-of-a-kind Artwork

Size:133.9 W x 47.2 H x 2 D in

Number of Panels:2

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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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