Peter Vahlefeld

Peter Vahlefeld

Berlin, Germany

About Peter Vahlefeld

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 was born in Tokyo, Japan and grew up in Hong Kong and Hamburg (Germany). He studied fine arts at Parsons School of Design, NYC and currently lives between Berlin and Munich. 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). Having two studios, one in Berlin and one in Munich, he was filmed there by the ZDF television channel for a Robert Mapplethorpe feature. His work can be found in corporate collections throughout Germany as well as in private collections worldwide.

Education

1988 – Grant, Parsons School of Design, Paris
1990 – Honor-Degree, Parsons School of Design, New York
Awards:
1991 – American Illustration 10th Annual Award, New York
2003 – Photoshopaward, Berlin
2014 – ZDF Kultur: Kopf der Woche, ZDF television feature, Studio Berlin

Events

2018
»art Karlsruhe« (International Fair for Classic Modern and Contemporary Art) Galerie Döbele
2017
»art Karlsruhe« (International Fair for Classic Modern and Contemporary Art) Galerie Döbele
2016
»art Karlsruhe« (International Fair for Classic Modern and Contemporary Art) Galerie Michael Heufelder
2015
»One Artist Show«, Art Bodensee, Art Fair, Galerie Michael Heufelder
»art Karlsruhe« (International Fair for Classic Modern and Contemporary Art) Galerie Michael Heufelder
2014
»Art Bodensee« Art Fair, Galerie Michael Heufelder
»art Karlsruhe« (International Fair for Classic Modern and Contemporary Art) Galerie Michael Heufelder
2013
»art Karlsruhe« (International Fair for Classic Modern and Contemporary Art) Galerie Michael Heufelder
2012
»art Karlsruhe« (International Fair for Classic Modern and Contemporary Art) Galerie Michael Heufelder
2011
»art Karlsruhe« (International Fair for Classic Modern and Contemporary Art) Galerie Michael Heufelder
2010
»art Karlsruhe« (International Fair for Classic Modern and Contemporary Art) Galerie Michael Heufelder
2009
»art Karlsruhe« (International Fair for Classic Modern and Contemporary Art) Galerie Brennecke
2008
»art Karlsruhe« (International Fair for Classic Modern and Contemporary Art) Galerie Brennecke

(Selected until 2008)

Exhibitions

2020
»Kunstwerk des Tages« Summer Exhibition (Groupshow) Galerie Michael Heufelder, Munich, Germany
»Ich weiß nicht was ein Ort ist, ich kenne nur seinen Preis« Galerie Michael Heufelder, Munich, Germany
»The White & Case Collection« until 2021, White & Case LLP, Frankfurt, Germany
»Annual Collection« until April 2021, LF Consult, Stuttgart, Germany
2019
»The White & Case Collection« until 2020, White & Case LLP, Frankfurt, Germany
»Annual Collection« until April 2020, LF Consult, Stuttgart, Germany
2018
»Edition Karbit« (Group Show), Galerie Michael Heufelder, Munich, Germany
»Annual Collection« until April 2019, LF Consult, Stuttgart, Germany
»The White & Case Collection« until April 2019, White & Case LLP, Frankfurt, Germany
»art Karlsruhe« (International Fair for Classic Modern and Contemporary Art) Galerie Döbele, Mannheim, Germany
2017
»Edition Karbit« Galerie Michael Heufelder, Munich, Germany
»Classics« Galerie Döbele, Mannheim, Germany
»Top of the Pops der Königlich Bayerischen Staatsgemäldesammlungen« Galerie Michael Heufelder, Munich, Germany
»The Stolen Image« Galerie Robert Widmann in cooperation with Galerie Michael Heufelder, Munich, Germany
»art Karlsruhe« (International Fair for Classic Modern and Contemporary Art) Galerie Döbele, Mannheim, Germany
»Top of the Pops«, Rubicon Partners, Munich, London, Shanghai
»Top of the Pops«, Condis Management Consulting, Munich
2016
»Green« Galerie Michael Heufelder, Munich, Germany
»Contemporary Art Evening Auction«, Earlybird Venture Capital, Munich, Germany
»Monet–Manet–Money«, Rubicon Partners, Munich, London, Shanghai
»Filmsets« Bavaria Fernsehproduktion, Munich, Germany
»Monet–Manet–Money«, Galerie Döbele, Mannheim, Germany
»Monet–Manet–Money«, Galerie Döbele, Frankfurt, Germany
»Monet–Manet–Money«, Galerie Döbele, Innsbruck, Austria
»Monet–Manet–Money«, Galerie Döbele, Karlsruhe, Germany
»Monet–Manet–Money«, Galerie Döbele, Dresden, Germany
2015
»One Artist Show«, Art Bodensee, Art Fair
»Monet-Manet-Money« Galerie Michael Heufelder, Munich
»Benefit Auction«, Sotheby`s, Vienna
»One Artist Show«, art Karlsruhe (International Fair for Classic Modern and Contemporary Art)
»Annual Exhibition«, White & Case LLP, Munich
2014
»Christie`s + Andy Warhol = Everybody Disco«, Earlybird Venture Capital, Munich
»Artist Talk«, Stephanie Senge, Peter Vahlefeld & Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Ullrich, nurjungekunst, Munich
»Art Bodensee« Art Fair, Galerie Michael Heufelder
»Ist das Silikon in Pamela Andersons Brüsten echt?«, Elizabeth Cooper Gallery, Leipzig
»The Warhol Economy«, White & Case LLP, Munich
»art Karlruhe« Art Fair, (Galerie Michael Heufelder)
2013
»Salon Populaire«, Hamburg, Galerie Michael Heufelder
»Ist das Silikon in Pamela Andersons Brüsten echt?«, Galerie Michael Heufelder, Munich
»Salon Populaire«, Arena, Berlin
»Contemporary Art Collection«, White & Case LLP, Munich
»art Karlruhe« Art Fair, (Galerie Michael Heufelder)
2012
»Contemporary Art Auction«, Neumeister, Munich
»New Worxx«, Irmin Beck, Munich (curated by Dr. Stefanie Staby)
»Photography vs. Painting«, White & Case LLP, Munich
»Art Collection Grunwald«, (Galerie Michael Heufelder), Munich
»art Karlruhe« Art Fair, (Galerie Michael Heufelder)
2011
»Kunstindex Berlin«, Arena, Berlin
»Painting vs. Photography«, White & Case LLP, Munich
»Pictures of Pictures« 46 Parachute Purple, New York
»art Karlruhe« Art Fair, (Galerie Michael Heufelder)
2010
»J àdore Cannes oder where`s my fuckin` Gucci shoetree« Kultursalon, Vienna
»Pop-up Gallery«, Ella´s, Vienna
»Photography vs. Painting« Honorarkonsulat Ecuador, Munich
(Galerie Michael Heufelder/Dr.Stefanie Staby)
»J àdore Cannes oder where`s my fuckin` Gucci shoetree« Chloe Savigny, Paris
»J àdore Cannes oder where`s my fuckin` Gucci shoetree« Fiona Alison, London
»art Karlruhe« Art Fair, (Galerie Michael Heufelder)
2009
»El Quitasol Museumshop Prado« Galerie Michael Heufelder, Munich
»I shot Andy Warhol« Schlosspavillon Ismaning, Munich (Galerie Michael Heufelder)