“What patience, what tenderness art demands! Nothing without work!”
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
establishing Fundneyt, Sculpture/Drawing studio near Klausen, Italy
Lecturer at Institute for Experimental Architecture ./studio3, University of Innsbruck
Lecturer at Faculty of Design and Art, Free University of Bolzano
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…