11.09.2021 – 06.11.2021
Galerie Konrad Fischer is our Various Others guest this year and we are very much looking forward to “everyday things” with Düsseldorf artist Hans-Peter Feldmann. Feldmann’s work focuses not on the extraordinary but revolves mainly around the everyday. As he himself says: “Only five minutes of the day are interesting, I want to show the rest, the normal life.”
Thus, he photographs different types of bread, transforms a ruler into a folding ruler house, or arranges everyday objects such as pencils, cubes, reading glasses, scissors, and paint pots into aesthetic studies. His slight artistic distortion of things, carried out with a fine subversive humor, reveals the often absurd character of our everyday world. Hans-Peter Feldmann collects and finds, especially photographs, from flea markets or self-made. He has revealed his huge fund of accumulated everyday moments in numerous booklets and artist books. Feldmann also collects and sifts through art history. He creates a stamp museum out of stamps with art historical motifs; he has the citizens portrayed in 18th and 19th century paintings painted with crossed eyes or red noses and turns their aspired respectability into the grotesque with a wink.
100 x 100 cm
© Hans-Peter Feldmann, VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2021