ARTISTS / Contemporary art
Hans Peter Reuter


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1942born in Schwenningen/Neckar
1963-67studied art at the Academy in Karlsruhe and Munich with Albrecht von Hancke and Emil Schumacher
1968-69Studied art history at the University of Karlsruhe
1973Villa Romana Prize, Florence
1975Working scholarship of the Kulturkreis at the B.D.I.
1976-77Scholarship Cité des Arts, Paris
1977Wilhelm Morgner Prize, Soest; Annemarie and Will Grohmann Fellowship
1980Villa Massimo Prize, Rome
1985-2007Professor at the Academy of Fine Arts, Nuremberg
 lives in Lauf near Nuremberg
In 1967, a geometrically structured wall first appeared in the work of Hans Peter Reuter. Reuter's "insane tendency towards chaos," as he found about himself, was increasingly overcome by grid surfaces. The tiled walls constitute space with the help of the trompe l'oeil effect of central perspective. The absence of any organic quality leaves with the sterile tiled spaces only the dimensions of space, time and light. Since 1970, the surfaces gridded in such a way have defined empty pictorial spaces flooded with light, which emerge from the central-perspective representation of imaginary floors, ceilings, walls, and masonry. Numerous shades of blue nuanced with white-gray are needed to represent the material-specific reflection of the effect of light. In this way, pictures are created whose characteristic feature, beyond the amazingly pretending, also irritating effect, is above all an aesthetic order based on the color blue. 
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