Peter Feiler2018-02-24T15:56:47+00:00

Peter Feiler

Peter Feiler (Halle an der Saale, Germany, 1981) lives and works in Berlin. He graduated from the ‘Universität der Künste’ in Berlin in 2007 where he has studied under Prof. Wolfgang Petrick and Daniel Richter.

Under the spell of rich details and bright colors, the spectator is lulled into a false sense of security only to then be hit by the full extent of the brutality of the human soul’s very darkest side. Peter Feiler’s grotesqueries cover the precarious subject of “what men can do to each other“ with a childishly innocent patina standing in harsh contrast to repelling and nevertheless fascinating details. His protagonists’ salacious, almost pornographic poses, scenes of abuse, rape, torture, adultery, are merely alluded at times, at times pointed out in blatant explicitness. “I am not a missionary”, Peter Feiler says, “I don’t want to change people. But maybe I can make them discover something good with their repulsion of my provocations.”

Collections

  • Museum Boijmans van Beuningen, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
  • Miniature Museum of Contemporary Art, Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Collection Hugo & Carla Brown, The Netherlands
  • Collection Alexander Hoorn, The Netherlands
  • Sammlung Olbricht, Germany
  • Museum of Old and New Art, Australia
  • CCA Andratx, Mallorca, Spain
  • The Diane and Sandy Besser Collection, Santa Fe, NM, USA
  • JoMo Art Collection, Belgium
  • Djurhuus Collection, Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Collection Jean Pigozzi, Switzerland

Awards and prizes

  • Thieme Art Award, The Netherlands, Shortlist
  • Premio Lissone, Museo d’arte contemporanea, Lissone, Italy, Shortlist