Peter Piller

1968 born in Fritzlar
lives and works in Hamburg

  studied geography, German, art paedagogy
free arts degree in Hamburg, class of F. E. Walther

2005 guest lecturer at the Hochschule für Bildende Künste (Academy for Visual Arts) Hamburg 

2006 professor for photography at the Hochschule für Grafik und Buchkunst (Academy of Visual Arts) Leipzig 

On the series “scene-of-the-crime houses”: “His point of departure is not an idea, but material which is to be structured and brought into meaningful contexts. What remains invisible in the process are not only parts of the world that were not or could not be included in the picture, but especially those possible pictures that are not shown. In this situation, the artist inevitably becomes a subjective collector and selector of images, whose individuality lies less in a style or a gesture than in a specific way of opening up new relations between the pictures. Peter Piller does not follow a prescribed concept or scheme, but makes a quite deliberate selection. He moves about like a search engine that operates not only on the internet but also and especially in the grey and intermediate zones of the real.”


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