Architecture / Industry | Nominee

Peter Braunholz

Kronberg / Germany www.peterbraunholz.de

Ecken (Corners)

Konzept

Apart from merely recording objects and events, Peter Braunholz strives to discover surreal connections in real life. In his new series “Ecken” he reveals the hidden poetry of corners. An unrealness lies in the strange beauty of these images, which arouses melancholy. The absence of shadows and the smooth colors add an element of quietness and sobriety. With the right-angled windows, corner-lines and additional geometric elements in square-crops, he produced strong frame-in-frame compositions, which seem perfectly balanced. “Ecken” is related to Arthur Danto’s idea of art as “The Transfiguration of the Commonplace”. Peter chose common corner spaces as the motifs for his work and strongly focuses not on their material, but on their immaterial quality. Therefore his work serves as an example for Danto´s ideas that art makes obvious things odd, art defamiliarizes and artworks have immaterial as well as material constituents.

Vita

Born 1963
Lives in Frankfurt, Germany

STUDIES
Music
Musicians Institute of Technology
Los Angeles (USA)

German & Film Studies
Goethe-University
Frankfurt, Germany

WORK
Photographic Artist

Working and exhibiting worldwide since 1999

Lectures, Workshops, Portfolio Reviews:
Luxun Academy of Fine Arts, Shenyang, China
High Schools, Frankfurt, Germany

2010-2014 
Curator at Abisag-Tüllmann-Stiftung
Jury member at Abisag-Tüllmann-Preis

WORK 1983-1994
Musician/Composer/Producer/Co-Producer (f. e. Chaka Khan, Patricia Kaas)
Live TV- & Radio-Shows, Live performances, Workshops, Studio recordings.
Piano & Keyboards, Electric Bass, Electric & Acoustic Guitar, Percussion, Programming.

WORK 1995-2005
Author/Designer/Booth Designer/Photographer
Daimler, Hoechst, Deutsche Telekom, Porsche a. o.
Publishers

SELECTED GRANTS & AWARDS
LensCulture Street Photography Awards 
Finalist
2016

Neutral Density Photography Awards
Honorable Mention
2016

Artist-in-Residence Spain
Witte Foundation
2016

Neutral Density Photography Awards
Silver Star Award
2015

Neutral Density Photography Awards
Honorable mention
2015

IPA International Photography Awards
Honorable Mention
2015

ArtSlant Photography Award
2015

Exposure Award
Finalist Musée du Louvre Paris
2015

Arte Laguna Art Prize
Finalist Arsenal of Venice
2015

ArtSlant New Media Award
2014

Artist-in-Residence Scholarship
Huantie Times Art Museum Beijing
2013

Fotofestival
Mannheim-Ludwigshafen-Heidelberg
Review-Favourite
2009

SELECTED COLLECTIONS

Mezzanin Stiftung für Kunst Liechtenstein 
Huantie Times Art Museum Beijing (CN)
Huaxia Art Museum Zhengzhou (CN)
Italian Cultural Association MoCA (IT)
Kali+Salz Aktiengesellschaft (DE)
Scimus Consulting GmbH (DE)
Fides GmbH (DE)

and additional collections of companies
and numerous private collectors.

REPRESENTATION

Galerie Anja Knoess Cologne
Galerie Julia Philippi Heidelberg
Galerie Wesner Constance
Art Projects, Friedberg