Ralf Peters

Born 1960
Hometown Lüneburg, Germany
Lives and Works Hamburg, Germany
Akademie der Bildenden Künste, Munich, Germany, 1991
Ecole des Beaux Arts, Nîmes, France, 1984
Hochschule für Bildende Künste, Braunschweig, Germany, 1983

Central Versicherung, Colone, Germany
Deutsche Bank Sammlung, Frankfurt, Germany
Deutsche Ärztekammer, Berlin, Germany
DIBA, Frankfurt, Germany
Hypo Vereinsbank, Munich, Germany
Lenbachhaus, Munich, Germany
USB Bank, Zürich, Switzerland
UBS Bank, Milano, Italy
Von Dürkheim Collection, London, England

Bernhard Knaus Fine Art, Frankfurt, Germany

Ralf Peters is a conceptual photographer who creates visual studies of places and objects, often in thematic series. Playfully navigating between fantasy and reality, Peters manipulates digital images to challenge the viewer’s conception of traditional photography, raising the question as to whether something is a realistic rendering or a skillfully manipulated vision. Through the creation of portraits of everyday locations like supermarkets, gas stations, and swimming pools, Peters explores the possibilities for the photographic medium. Manipulating the focus, lighting, and composition of his images, Peters creates photographs that obscure the traditional notion of capturing an individual’s perspective on reality, favoring, instead, constructed works that comment on the aesthetic relationship we have to our surrounding environment. Peters’s works have been shown at notable institutions including the Hamburg Kunsthalle and Museu de Arte Moderna de São Paulo.

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