“What patience, what tenderness art demands! Nothing without work!”
A. Rodin

The starting point and leitmotif of Peter Senoner’s artistic concept and actions are portraits. Portraits which he carries out in traditional mediums – figures that he draws, paints or forms life size. They are not portraits – Senoner’s figures are part of the tradition of visionary portraits, which less oriented on people from the real world of experience and much more representations of typified embodiments.

Peter Senoner’s artificial creations are pale, asexual, naked creatures, inspired by fabulous beings and angels in the same measure; they are mythical fairy and satyr figures and similar also to beautiful models on the catwalks or spaceship crews. But it is not only Hollywood fantasies, science fiction, MTV or the fashion industry that delivers the poses and attitudes but, above all, art history and popular folk art from his own surroundings.

Marion Piffer Damiani

SCULPTURE, Kunsthalle Wien
Precarious Realism between the Melancholy and the Comical



Born in Bolzano, Italy

Academy of Fine Arts Munich, master student diploma

Lives and works in New York City

Lives and works in Tokyo

Lives and works in Vienna

Lives and works in Berlin

since 2005
establishing Fundneyt, Sculpture/Drawing studio near Klausen, Italy

since 2006
Lecturer at Institute for Experimental Architecture ./studio3, University of Innsbruck

Lecturer at Faculty of Design and Art, Free University of Bolzano

International & Institutional Exhibitions (Selection)

Kunsthalle Wien, Kunstverein Bremerhaven, Haus der Kunst München, Museion Bolzano, Lentos Kunstmuseum Linz, Oberösterreichisches Landesmuseum Linz, Galleria Civica Mart Trento, Arteforte Trento, Landesmuseum Ferdinandeum Innsbruck, Stadtgalerie Kiel, Landesmuseum Schloss Tirol, Museum Festung Franzensfeste, Sammlung Falckenberg Hamburg, Musée National Dolomites Paris, Project Space Nationalmuseum Berlin, Palazzo Ziino Palermo…