Peter Pumpler

Peter Pumpler’s work reimagines the traditional role of the canvas in artistic practice. Pumpler works the paint and canvas as three dimensional media, creating awe-inspiring pieces which attempt to, in his words, “de-objectify painting”. His color “folds” as well as his wall “paintings” are examples of the unexpected courses an artist can take to experiment with the economy and potentiality of limited resources. Inspired by 60’s minimalism, 70’s pop as well as the decade’s turn to more synthetic materials like asphalt, Pumpler’s creations defy any notion of what we consider normative combinations of color on surface.
 
Solo Show
2013 Watch Paint Dry – Schwartzsche Villa, Berlin

2012 The Usual Stuff – Mastul, Berlin

2011 Tinta, Farbe, Paint – subterranea, Porto Alegre, Brasil

2008 Paintings – Corridor Art, Berlin

1998 Let´s Lounge, Baby – o.T. Raum für aktuelle Kunst, Luzern, Switzerland
Homes of Langenargen – Galerie Gros, Langenargen

1997 13 exibitions -13 openings – Neue Kunst im Hagenbucher, Heilbronn

1996 Packer – Badische Neueste Nachrichten, Karlsruhe

Selected Group Show
2013 Wilhelm Morgner award – Wilhelm Morgner House, Soest
Intimate – Gallery Nosco / Frameless, London
Perron Award – Kunstaus Frankenthal

2012 Boesner Award – Märkisches Museum, Witten

2008 Clinch/Cross/Cut – New Jersey, Basel, Switzerland
Missing Link – Ballhaus Ost, Berlin

2007 Mch1ne – St Pauls St Gallery, Aukland, New Zealand
Variation of Repetition – Gallery Ulrich Mueller, Cologne
Worpswunder – Kunstverein Springhornhof, Neuenkirchen

2006 Showing, SAFN, Reykjavik, Island
Nothing – Schirn Kunsthalle, Frankfurt
Art Meets Ars Natura – Spangenberg
Easy Handling – Künstlerhäuser Worpswede

2005 None of the Above – Swiss Institute, New York

2004 Transformer – Kunstverein Ludwigsburg
Yellow Pages – Cabinet des estampes du Musée d´art et d´histoire, Geneve, Switzerland

2002 Kunst am Bau – tecmath AG, Kaiserslautern

2001 the salon – Deutschvilla, Strobl am Wolfgangsee, Austria

2000 Sur Face – Kunstforum FOE 156, München
In Good Humor – Kunsthaus Hamburg
Debutants – Staatliche Akademie der Bildenden Künste Karlsruhe

1999 Kulturdepot, Ludwigshafen am Rhein
Hommage à Grieshaber – Museum + Stiftung Anton Geiselhardt, Gundelfingen
The Art of The Line – Linz, Austria

1998 Art print today – Friedrichsbau, Bühl
Master students – Schloss Bruchsal (Kunstverein Bruchsal)