Peter Feiler

2014

2013

2012

2011

2010

2004

“I am not a missionary. I do not want to change people, but maybe I can make them uneasy through provocation which has the potential to inspire them to recollect something good within themselves.“ (Peter Feiler)

Dark scenes are revealed within the unconventional and highly emotive coloured pencil or ink drawings and paintings of the young Berlin artist Peter Feiler. Composed of single narrative factors and plots, whole world visions of atrocities that men can do to one other, surging from a claustrophobic constriction unfold through his delicate hatchings. Through the depths of mental agony provcated by the abysmal, the perverse and the darkness of life, Feiler seeks the allusive borders between the visible world and that of thought and imagination.

The latent aggression in the protagonists’ gestures and impersonations is put into perspective by the works’ mellow colours and delicate execution. Thus, luring the viewers into their worlds and abating them in false safety only to hit them with the full impact of the brutality that resides in the very darkest places within the human soul: abuse, violation, torture and child rape, sometimes merely alluded, sometimes in blatant obviousness. 

Feiler is like a modern day Greek siren, attracting viewers by his beautiful skillful hand, and wispering them a lullaby filled with stories about the abject of humanity.  

EDUCATION 
1981
Halle an der Saale

2002-2007  
Universität der Künste, Berlin with Profs Wolfgang Petrick, Daniel Richter and Valérie Favre

2008           
Student of the master class of Professor Valérie Favre 

AWARDS & NOMINATIONS

Thieme Art Award, Niederlande, Shortlist
Premio Lissone, Museo d’arte contemporanea, Lissone, Italy, Shortlist

SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2009
Gruppenausstellung Peter Feiler, Frankfurt am Main, Germany

2007
Mankind - Nature - Technology, Galerie Adler, New York, NY

2006
Karzinome, Galerie Adler, Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Peter Feiler, Galerie Gerken, Berlin, Germany

GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2013
Peter Feiler & Christiaan Zwanikken, Galerie Ron Mandos, Amsterdam, Netherlands

2012
BUMERANG, Biennial of Graphic Arts, PERM Museum of Contemporary Art, Perm, Russia

2011
Dead_Lines, Von der Heydt Museum, Wuppertal, Germany
Monte Verità, Kunstverein Familie Montez e.V., Frankfurt / Main, Germany
From Eternity to Here, Galleri Larm, Kopenhagen, Denmark

2010
BUMERANG biennale pilot project, PERMM Museum of Contemporary Art, Perm, Russia
Premio Lissone, Museo d’arte contemporanea, Lissone, Italy
Projekt für die Gegenwart. Prof. Valérie Favre and students, Haus am Lützowplatz, Berlin, Germany
Recently Acquired Collection Pieces, Drawings, Museum Boijmans van Beuningen, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Berliner Salon, Europäischer Kunsthof Vicht, Stolberg-Vicht, Germany
Buy what you love, Jack Shainman Gallery, New York, NY

2009
Art4Kids, Museum Boijmans van Beuningen, Rotterdam,Netherlands
I am not dead but I am divided, Ballhaus Ost, Berlin, Germany

2008
I am not dead but I am divided, Alte Papiermuehle, Rostock, Germany
PHANTAKALIFRAGILISTIGEXPIALIGETISCH, Galerie ADLER, Frankfurt am Main, Germany
I am not dead but I am divided, Projektraum Satellit, Galerie Anita Beckers, Frankfurt, Germany
Thieme Art Award, Art Amsterdam,  Netherlands

2007
Face up, Galerie Adler, New York, USA 
Three Part Harmony: Definition, Delicacy, and Detail in Drawing, Curator's Office, Washington, USA

2006
Durchgenallt, Kunstkabinett Regensburg, Regensburg, Germany
Durchgeknallt, Fahrradhalle und Portikussi, Offenbach, Germany
Junge Berliner Künstler, Galerie Claudius, Hamburg, Germany

2005
Peter Feiler, Michael Wutz and Constanze Haas, Galerie Gerken, Berlin, Germany
Subjektive Obsession, Art Frankfurt, Frankfurt, Germany
 

COLLECTIONS
Museum of Old and New Art, Australia
Museum Boijmans van Beuningen, Rotterdam, Netherlands
Miniature Museum of Contemporary Art, Amsterdam, Netherlands
CCA Andratx, Mallorca, Spain
The Diane and Sandy Besser Collection, Santa Fe, NM, USA
Collection Hugo & Carla Brown 
JoMo Art Collection, Belgium
Djurhuus Collection, Copenhagen, Denmark
Collection Jean Pigozzi, Switzerland
Collection Alexander Hoorn, Leiden, Netherlands
Sammlung Olbricht, Germany