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This artwork was created by harvesting images from printed matter, overpainting them, digitalizing them, and loading them into Photoshop. Peter Vahlefeld then modifies his files endlessly, adding and subtracting colors, layers, and shapes on the canvas until they reach their decisive moment.


Using digital paintbrushes to make his brushstrokes and densely articulated brushwork with brooms and oil paint, combining these with the manipulated and appropriated images. The compositions venture into various configurations of spatial expression created by the superimposition of layers of paint and prints.


The result is a work that occupies a space between painting and its digital double, leaving a picture plane marked by an effortlessly elegant dance of smudges, puddles, and saturated strokes.

Armory Show NYC

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