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Ralf Peters: Visual puzzles and photographic art Another artist working with and exhibiting at Bernhard Knaus Fine Art is the wellknown photographer Ralf Peters. Peters started his career with politically orientated paintings in the 1980s; since 1987 he has also created sculptures and room installations, before he began to dedicate his work to photography in the mid 1990s. From the very beginning he worked with digital manipulation and image editing on the computer. His first photo series had the title Tankstellen or Petrol Stations, here he removed brand names and logos that make certain companies recognizable. With a completely different concept in mind, he created the series Different Persons that shows 12 female faces – all so much looking alike that they could be related, sisters or cousins. Indeed they are not: Peters searched for them for years and used no digital manipulation at all to heighten similarities in their facial features. Main image: Exhibition of Daniele Buetti’s FLAGS at gallery Bernhard Knaus in 2014. Right: Daniele Buetti: there is hope, 2010. Ralf Peters: Japanische Kirschen, 2013.
Ralf Peters’works can be found in museums worldwide as much as in offices or with private collectors. He has an exclusive contract with Bernhard Knaus Fine Art in Frankfurt. Staggering between documen-
tary and manipulative photography, Ralf Peters’ work is always a visual challenge and a puzzle. Bernhard Knaus Fine Art works with aspiring artists like Myriam Holme An example of a younger artist at Bernhard Knaus Fine Art is Myriam Holme, born 1971, who studied at the art academies in Karlsruhe and Munich. Myriam Holme creates works on paper as well as abstract paintings on aluminium plates using watercolour, acrylic or lacquer. She also combines paintings with room filling installations. In February and March 2015 Bernhard Knaus will hold Myriam Holme’s first solo exhibition in his gallery, where large-scale works on paper will be shown for the very first time. Besides the above mentioned Bernhard Knaus Fine Art exhibits artists creating abstract paintings and drawings, like Albrecht Schnider, Jerry Zeniuk, Harald Kröner and Robert Zandvliet. Bernhard Knaus Fine Art also represents artists working in the field of photography like Kyungwoo Chun, Flo Maak and Bernhard Prinz. www.bernhardknaus-art.de
ing colours create a kind of transcendental impression. Daniele Buetti is a contemporary Swiss artist with an international reputation who often works with digital media. Since 2004 Daniele Buetti has been professor at the Academy of Fine Arts in Münster and currently works in Zurich and Münster. The FLAGS series evolved from Buetti’s previous work: In 2014 he had created a 25 minutes sound installation in the famous Schirn Kunsthalle in Frankfurt initiated by Bernhard Knaus Fine Art. Called IT’S ALL IN THE MIND the installation involved visitors through hypnosis and suggestion. Here, Buetti used a so-called colour purification technique to evoke certain feelings associated with colours and their psychological effects. This not only allows the visualization of feelings but also purifying the soul from negative effects.
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