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Peter Piller: Looking into Holes 1999–2006, pigment print; © (Peter Piller) VG Bild-Kunst Bonn, 2008; courtesy Frehrking Wiesehöfer, Cologne / Barbara Wien, Berlin
Peter Piller: Looking into Holes 1999–2006, pigment print; © (Peter Piller) VG Bild-Kunst Bonn, 2008; courtesy Frehrking Wiesehöfer, Cologne / Barbara Wien, Berlin

Looking into Holes, 1999–2006, pigment prints
© (Peter Piller) VG Bild-Kunst Bonn, 2008; courtesy Frehrking Wiesehöfer, Cologne / Barbara Wien, Berlin

Peter Piller works with photographs that have already circulated in the media, and has compiled a huge archive of quotidian images. As a rule, the appropriated photographs are isolated from their context according to specific criteria and presented in non-original size in a new arrangement. A new version of the pictures results, offering the observer the opportunity to arrive at a more individual interpretation. At the same time, Peter Piller’s works always are analyses of the medium of photography.

  • 1968
    born in Fritzlar, lives in Leipzig
  • 1993–2000
    studied at the Hamburg Academy of Fine Arts
  • 2005
    guest professor at the Hamburg Academy of Fine Arts
  • since 2006
    professor at the Leipzig Academy of Visual Arts
  • Artists' Database
  • www.peterpiller.de