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W New York - Downtown Painting

Peter Vahlefeld


Painting, Oil on Canvas

Size: 27.6 W x 39.4 H x 2 D in

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About The Artwork

Acrylic, acrylic based medium, UV protection, varnish, oil, gold and copper pigments, pigment prints (collage) on printed canvas. The artwork comes ready to hang. This series of paintings is made in such a way that it accepts order only very reluctantly. The chaos of the pictorial process visible in each of the completed artworks is both real and apparent at the same time. It is real as a work and apparent as form. The dynamics, the impetuosity, and the dramatic force, all stem from this. Laying down medium-wide brushstrokes in close-valued colors of intensity and saturation, Peter Vahlefeld coalesces metallic pigments like gold and copper with all sorts of different water-based mediums, and varnishes and then contrasts these layers with thick oil paint from the tube. This play in the tension between pictorial surfaces and applied materials enables him to create simultaneously complex and straightforward layers of expressive abstractions.

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Painting:Oil on Canvas

Original:One-of-a-kind Artwork

Size:27.6 W x 39.4 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 studied at Parsons School of Design, NYC (BFA) and currently lives in Berlin. He has participated in a variety of solo exhibitions, art fairs, and venues such as Neumeister Fine Art Auctioneers (Munich), and Sotheby's (Vienna). His work can be found in corporate collections throughout Germany, Austria, India, as well as in private collections across Europe, the United States, and Asia. He was featured on the German television channel ZDF.

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