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Zeroville: Berlin reverse 4 111 x 177 cm oil on panel 2011 detail

Peter Ruehle

Berlin

Collage, Conceptual art, Mixed media, Painting, Photography, Video • Born in Dresden • Studied at Dresden, Giessen, Florence

Published  11/01/2018   |   Updated  19/01/2018

International // Principles of Landscape

In his paintings Peter Ruehle (*1975) makes the landscape a matter of principle. Horizontal images, slim and often condensed to stripes, suffuse his work. On tapes, most of them only a few centimetres high, a rich cosmos of images is developed in highest precision. As if squinting in utmost concentration the eye falls on both visibility and sharpness of detail. In this apparent contradiction lies the power of his works. […] The serial...

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In his paintings Peter Ruehle (*1975) makes the landscape a matter of principle. Horizontal images, slim and often condensed to stripes, suffuse his work. On tapes, most of them only a few centimetres high, a rich cosmos of images is developed in highest precision. As if squinting in utmost concentration the eye falls on both visibility and sharpness of detail. In this apparent contradiction lies the power of his works. […] The serial structure of Ruehle's work cycles emphasizes the conceptual approach that forms the underlying foundation of these works. They are telling us a lot about our ways of perception and the susceptibility of the human eye. The willingness to mistake easily recognizable parts for an already known image corresponds with knowledge of the physiology of perception. Here the assumption is made that while perceiving an object the human brain scans it within a fraction of a second with regard to known properties. That way a more detailed analysis becomes unnecessary. While perceiving images a little controlled process of comparing patterns is performed and additional capacities of the brain will only be used in case of significant departures from the norm. Ruehle is using these facts and by doing so he achieves the greatest possible extent of generalization without losing the specificity of perception.

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Zeroville: Berlin reverse 4 111 x 177 cm oil on panel 2011 detail

Alphaville: Zürich 111 x 177 cm oil on panel 2011 detail

Alphaville: Zürich 111 x 177 cm oil on panel 2011 detail

Alphaville: Nice 111 x 177 cm oil on panel 2013 detail

Alphaville: Nice 111 x 177 cm oil on panel 2013 detail

Alphaville: Berlin reverse 111 x 177 cm oil on panel 2013 / 2016 detail

Alphaville: Berlin reverse 111 x 177 cm oil on panel 2013 / 2016 detail

Alphaville: Hamburg reverse 140 x 200 cm oil on linen 2013 detail

Alphaville: Hamburg reverse 140 x 200 cm oil on linen 2013 detail

Alphaville: London reverse 111 x 177 cm oil on panel 2011 detail

Alphaville: London reverse 111 x 177 cm oil on panel 2011 detail

Alphaville: Wellington reverse 111 x 177 cm oil on panel 2011

Alphaville: Wellington reverse 111 x 177 cm oil on panel 2011


EXHIBITIONS

SOLO

2017

Die Enden der Hyperbel, BerlinHyp, Berlin

2016

Zeroville, BerlinArtProjects, Berlin

Codes, Level 41, Vienna, Austria

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GROUP

2017

Lokale Gruppe - 38. Jahresausstellung der Darmstaädter Sezession, Kunsthalle Dramstadt

2016

Wahrheiten, Kunstverein Münsterland, Coesfeld

2015

Sinfonía Trópico, Casa 6-96, Bogotá, Colombia

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WORKS IN COLLECTIONS

52 Masterworks, München

Allianz Kulturstiftung, Berlin

Deutscher Bundestag, Berlin

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AWARDS

2016 Berlin Hyp Kunstpreis

2015 Residency Guachalito / Chocó and Bogotá D.C., Colombia

2014 Exhibition / Residency California, U.S.A.

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