Mann und Frau mit roter Nase
Oil on canvas, old frame
Hans-Peter Feldmann is a passionate collector of images and stories, an original thinker and among the world’s most important conceptual artists. An obsessive archivist, one key part of his practice involves altering existing objects and images. In works such as The Red Nose Double Portrait, he applies caricatural prostheses onto found paintings by old masters – clown-like red noses, black strips masking the eyes or even alterations to make the eyes squint. These simple gestures radically disrupt perception and question the notions of art and taste.
Feldmann has recently held solo exhibitions at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York (2011), Museo Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Madrid (2010), Arnolfini, Bristol (2007) and Musée d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris (1992). His work has been shown in numerous group exhibitions, including the Venice Biennale in 2009 and 2003 and Take Me I'm Yours at the Serpentine Gallery in 1995.
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