To coincide with his solo exhibition currently on view at Simon Lee Gallery, Hong Kong, Hans-Peter Feldmann presents a curated online viewing room of supplementary works, including sculpture, photographic installation and assemblage.
Feldmann’s work dissolves the borders between art and life, blurring distinctions between conventionally high and low culture to discover unexpected, humorous outcomes that often verge on the absurd, and which challenge his viewers’ aesthetic sensibilities.
To learn more about Hans-Peter Feldmann’s solo show at Simon Lee Gallery, Hong Kong please visit the exhibition page.
Feldmann’s use of mass-produced images and objects implies a compulsion to archive the mundane in his pursuit to understand our quotidian lives; within the prosaic, he finds detail, nuance and intimate, complex narrative. His artistic thesis promotes a democratic approach to art making, favouring appropriation and fragmented narrative to explore the meaning, or rather meaninglessness, of everyday life.
... everyone can make art. Everyone can sing. Art shouldn’t disappear into the holy chambers of museums and art galleries. Art should be possible in the everyday.
Hans-Peter Feldmann was born in 1941 and lives and works in Düsseldorf, Germany. Feldmann’s work has been shown extensively internationally and has been the subject of numerous solo exhibitions, including Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Humlebaek, Denmark (2019); Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY (2017); C/O Berlin, Berlin, Germany (2016); Lenbachhaus, Munich, Germany (2015); The Israel Museum; Jerusalem, Israel (2013), Serpentine Galleries, London, UK (2012); Museo Reina Sofia, Madrid, Spain (2010) and Arnolfini, Bristol, UK (2007). Major group exhibitions include New York University in Abu Dhabi Art Gallery, Abu Dhabi, UAE (2019); The Modern Institute, Glasgow, Scotland (2017); Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN (2016); Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington D.C. (2015); Institute of Contemporary Arts, London, UK (2014); Museum der Moderne Salzburg, Salzburg, Austria (2013); Bass Museum of Art, Miami, FL (2012) and the Venice Biennale, Venice, Italy (2009). Feldmann was awarded the Hugo Boss Prize for the Arts, in association with the Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY in 2010. His work belongs to major private and public collections including S.M.A.K., the Municipal Museum of Contemporary Art, Ghent, Belgium; Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Humlebaek, Denmark; Museo Reina Sofia, Madrid, Spain; Tate, London, UK and The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY.