Hans Peter Feldmann
Dusseldorf, 1941. Lives and works in Germany.
After having studied Art at Linz University, Austria, in 1968 Feldmann began producing his first books. A compulsive collector, he gathers and reassembles vernacular photographs and images from everyday life. His works have an aesthetic and conceptual simplicity. Feldmann intentionally bypasses the rules of the art market and high culture by making unsigned, undated works and limitless editions. Similarly, his artworks and exhibitions remain untitled, thereby allowing the works to speak for themselves. In doing so, he makes his work purely about the value of the art itself. He exhibited at Louisiana Museum of Modern Art (2019), Galerie Martine Aboucaya (Paris, 2018), Galerie Mehdi Chouakri (Berlin, 2018), Museum der Moderne (Salisburgo, 2017), Norwich University of the Arts (Norfolk, 2017), Simon Lee Gallery (Hong Kong, 2016), Sammlung Philara (Dusseldorf, 2016), Galerie des Galeries (Paris, 2016), 303 Gallery (New York, 2016), C/O (Berlin, 2016) and Walker Art Center (Minneapolis, 2016). In 2010 he won the prestigious Hugo Boss prize.