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Peter Kapeller - © Photo : Florian Reese, christian berst — art brut
Date 1969 —
Country Austria

Peter Kapeller was forced to abandon his studies for a planned career in heating engineering following a severe mental health crisis. His care was taken over by Austria’s social services who provided Kapeller with a tiny shared flat in Vienna. The apartment was decorated with the bare minimum of furniture: a bed, a cupboard, a shelf, and a table. “I draw in my ghetto”, he explains. The artist draws in the quiet hours of darkness, spending his time meditating and reminiscing. The books he has read and his past studies provide rich source material for his art which occasionally take the form of protest letters aimed at the administration in charge of his care. The strength of the works ultimately lies in their dual nature: part notebook, part diary. Some of his works take the form of letters of protest to various administrative bodies. An exhibition was devoted to his work in 2010 at the prestigious Haus der Kunst in Munich.

Artworks
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masterpiece - © christian berst — art brut
masterpiece, 2012
24.41 x 15.75 in
detroit unplugt - © christian berst — art brut
detroit unplugt, 2010
27.95 x 19.69 in
die nacht am limit - © christian berst — art brut
die nacht am limit, 2012
24.41 x 15.35 in
untitled - © christian berst — art brut
untitled, 2009
35.04 x 24.41 in
Mein Erhängter - © christian berst — art brut
Mein Erhängter, 2000
13.78 x 13.39 in
untitle - © christian berst — art brut
untitle, 2011
28.74 x 19.69 in
Exhibitions
Living in art brut
123 works from the Hannah Rieger Collection, Musuem Krems an der Donau. From September 8 to October 26, 2017.
Art Brut
A Story of Individual Mythologies , Treger Saint Silvestre Collection, Portugal . From January 1 to February 26, 2017.
Writescape
Textual Poetry of Art Brut, Entrepot Gallery, Monaco. From July 12 to September 29, 2016.
On The Wire
by Jean-Hubert Martin, at the gallery. From April 9 to May 22, 2016.
The Museum Of Everything
Kunsthal, Rotterdam. From March 5 to May 22, 2016.
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To Create Is To Resist
Bibliothèque de Lyon. From October 8, 2015 to January 9, 2016.
PreTENse
at the Gallery. From September 12 to October 10, 2015.
Elevations, Bruno Decharme & Antoine de Galbert Collections
Hommage à Joseph Ferdinand Cheval, Château de Hauterives . From April 30 to 27, 2015.
Art brut live
DOX centre for contemporary art, Praha. From March 27 to August 17, 2015.
Drawing Now 2015
Carreau du Temple, Paris. From March 25 to 29, 2015.
peter kapeller
the blackening, at the gallery. From December 9, 2014 to January 24, 2015.
Art brut
ABCD Collection / Bruno Decharme, la Maison rouge, Paris. From October 17, 2014 to January 18, 2015.
Art brut: breaking the boundaries
curator Christian Berst, Oliva Creative Factory, Sao Joao da Madeira, Portugal. From June 1 to September 11, 2014.
Raw Vision
25 years of art brut, Halle Saint Pierre, Paris . From September 18, 2013 to August 22, 2014.
beyond the boundaries season 2011
discoveries and recent acquisitions, at the gallery. From September 10 to 28, 2011.
salon du dessin contemporain 2011
drawing now, caroussel du louvre. From March 25 to 28, 2011.
Exhibition view of *On the wire, by Jean-Hubert Martin*, christian berst art brut et Jean Brolly gallery, Paris, 2016. - © Jean Brolly gallery, christian berst — art brut
Exibition view of *Peter Kapeller : the blackening*, christian berst art brut, Paris, 2015. - © christian berst art brut, christian berst — art brut
Press review
L’art brut mis en avant à la galerie l’Entrepôt
Monaco Info. July 14, 2016.
Peter Kapeller, l’oeuvre au noir
François Salmeron, Paris Art. January 16, 2015.
Du danger de ne pas dessiner !
Philippe Godin, Libération - La Diagonale De L’art. January 15, 2015.
Peter Kapeller galerie Christian Berst
Philippe Dagen, Le Monde. January 12, 2015.
Peter Kapeller, l’oeuvre au noir
Bénédicte Philippe, Télérama Sortir. January 7, 2015.
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Peter Kapeller chez Christian Berst
La Rédaction, Aw!. January 2, 2015.
L’œuvre au noir de Peter Kapeller
La Rédaction, Artistikrezo.com. December 2, 2014.
Peter Kapeller at Galerie Christian Berst Paris
AMA, AMA. December 2, 2014.
Collections
abcd / Bruno Decharme collection
France
Treger Saint Silvestre collection
Portugal
Carmen and Daniel Klein collection
Switzerland
Hannah Rieger collection
Austria
Peter Kapeller

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