Ralf Peters - Architectures

Ralf Peters - Architectures

Ralf Peters (born 1960 in Lüneburg, Germany, lives and works nearby Hamburg) studied at Hochschule für Bildende Künste / Braunschweig; Ecole des Beaux Arts / Nîmes (France) and at Akademie der Bildenden Künste / Munich. Peters exhibited in international museums. His works are part of numerous collections, like Deutsche Bank Art Collection, Lenbachhaus Munich, SCHAUWERK Sindelfingen, The Schaufler Collection, Speyer Family Collection, New York, UBS Art Collection, Zurich and many others.
Ralf Peters sees photography as an extended dimension of sculpture. He thus mounts visual themes in new photographic arrangements in much the same way materials can be integrated into sculptural shapes. In his work group “Architecture” (2001-19) Peters has digitally pieced together stringent rooms which look out, through their mosaic-shaped windows, onto an architectural panorama. With their perfectly straight horizontal and vertical lines and color planes, the work series “Architektur” is reminiscent of Piet Mondrian’s Neo-Plasticist later work. The images in “View” (2019), the most recent series, are dominated by saturated turquoise blue interspersed in some places by flat red rectangles underneath the windows. But the highly detailed appearances are deceptive: Viewers search in vain for a vanishing point, interior and exterior are independent sections. The mountain range that forms the panorama appears highly artificial and lets on that we are looking at a simulation. The work groups “Indoors” (2001-2002) and “Salta” (2008) are testimony to Peters’ mastership when it comes to playing with his viewer’s perception. Both groups of images feature the harmony of lines and planes characteristic of central perspective. While the first of the two groups was digitally cleared using computer tools, “Salta” shows photographed reality that could be mistaken for a simulation. “I want to challenge viewing habits,” states Ralf Peters: And in he does indeed throw off our logical spatial thinking and reception of reality and simulation in his work.
Ralf Peters - Indoor, 2003
6 C-prints, diasec each 120 x 110 cm | 47 1/4 x 43 1/3 in Edition 5 + 2 AP
Ralf Peters -  Indoor, 2003
Ralf Peters - Indoor, 2003
Ralf Peters - Salta 1-4, 2008
Salta 1-4, 2008 4 C-prints 36,3 x 30 cm | 14 1/3 x 11 3/4 in Edition 10 + 2 AP and 4 C-prints, diasec each 110 x 91 cm | 43 1/3 x 35 3/4 in Edition 5 + 2 AP
Ralf Peters - Salta 1-4, 2008
Ralf Peters - Salta 1 - 4
Ralf Peters - View 1 - 5, 2019
5-parts 5 C-prints, diasec each 50 x 61,5 cm | 19 2/3 x 24 1/4 in Edition 5 + 2 AP 5 C-prints, diasec each 100 x 122 cm | 39 1/3 x 48 in Edition 5 + 2 AP 5 C-prints, diasec each 160 x 196 cm | 63 x 77 1/4 in Edition 3 + 1 AP
Ralf Peters - View 1 - 5, 2019
Ralf Peters - View 1 - 5
Ralf Peters - Chair Red, 2017
Chair Red 2017 C-print, diasec 110 x 106 cm | 43 1/3 x 41 3/4 in Edition 5 + 2 AP C-print, diasec 155,5 x 150 cm | 61 1/4 x 59 in Edition 3 + 1 AP
Ralf Peters - Chair Red, 2017
Ralf Peters - Chair Red
Ralf Peters - Mendoza, 2017
C-print, diasec 85 x 110 cm | 33 1/2 x 43 1/3 in Edition 5 + 2 AP C-print, diasec 123 x 160 cm | 48 1/2 x 63 in Edition 3 + 1 AP
Ralf Peters - Mendoza, 2017
Ralf Peters - Mendoza
Ralf Peters - Fog, 2020
C-Print, Diasec 110 x 103 cm Edition 5 + 2 AP C-Print, Diasec 155,5 x 150 cm Edition 3 + 1 AP
Ralf Peters - Fog, 2020
Ralf Peters - Fog
Ralf Peters - Sar I + II, 2009
Dyptique C-print, diasec each 100 x 80 cm | 39 1/3 x 31 1/2 in Edition 5 + 2 AP
Ralf Peters - Sar I + II, 2009
Ralf Peters - Sar I + II
Ralf Peters, Seoul 1-3, 2009
Tryptique C-print, diasec 90 x 84 cm | 35 1/2 x 33 in Edition 5 + 2 AP
Ralf Peters, Seoul 1-3, 2009
Ralf Peters, Seoul
Ralf Peters - Prince, 2013
C-print, diasec 90 x 135 cm | 35 1/2 x 53 1/4 in Edition 5 + 2 AP C-print, diasec 170 x 255 cm | 67 x 100 1/2 in Edition 3 + 1 AP
Ralf Peters - Prince, 2013
Ralf Peters - Prince