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Peter Bauhuis: Cupriavidus Metallidurans

Exhibition  /  01 Sep 2012  -  13 Oct 2012
Published: 23.08.2012
Galerie Pilartz
Management:
Evi Pilartz and Willem Spanninga
Peter Bauhuis. Necklace: Giant Blob Chain. Copper, silver, gold, bronze. Peter, BauhuisNecklace: Giant Blob ChainCopper, silver, gold, bronze. Peter Bauhuis
Necklace: Giant Blob Chain
Copper, silver, gold, bronze


Peter, Bauhuis
Necklace: Giant Blob Chain
Copper, silver, gold, bronze

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Peter Bauhuis has a reputation as modern alchemist. With an intense, often innovative engagement he explores the possibilities of founding. Galerie Pilartz presents the entire spectrum of Peter Bauhuis works.

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Peter Bauhuis
Peter Bauhuis is fascinated with the possibilities of founding. The central series of his work were made in metal founding. The intensive, often innovative engagement with this technique has earned Peter Bauhuis a reputation as modern alchemist. In contrast to wrought works that were forged the actual work in founding pieces lies within a thorough preparation. Technical precision and exact knowledge of the materials used predetermine the later results. However, once the founding has started, there are few possibilities left to correct or influence the outcome.
The experiment with the process of founding and melting different metals together characterises the work of Peter Bauhuis.

He reaches unexpected colours from matt white to a faint greenish yellow up to deep orange and dark red that seem to run into each other with the interplay of oxidising gold, silver and copper. People looking at his works, ask themselves: is this really metal?
He integrates seeming mistakes like fine lines or cracks and technical necessities into his shapes. This gives metal and its strong materiality an incredible lightness. With wit and playful irony he questions the gestures of jewellery and the objects and how we are used to seeing things.

Bauhuis' vessels on the other hand show rather picturesque results of these material processes.
Feet and handles of vessels are made consistently of different gold and silver alloys that react with each other when clashing.

You can explore the entire spectrum of Peter Bauhuis works; his jewellery and his vessels -  all his pieces of rare beauty, at Galerie Pilartz.
Peter Bauhuis. Brooch: Orifice, 2010. Silver 925. 4.3 x 3.9 x 2.9 cm. Peter Bauhuis
Brooch: Orifice, 2010
Silver 925
4.3 x 3.9 x 2.9 cm
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Peter Bauhuis. Brooch: Outis, 2010. Gold 750, silver. 3.4 x 2.5 x 0.9 cm; 4.3 x 3 x 1.2 cm. Peter Bauhuis
Brooch: Outis, 2010
Gold 750, silver
3.4 x 2.5 x 0.9 cm; 4.3 x 3 x 1.2 cm
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Peter Bauhuis. Piece: Simultanea, 2007. Silver 925, fine silver. ø 12.5 x 26.5 cm.  Photo: Philipp Mansmann. Peter Bauhuis
Piece: Simultanea, 2007
Silver 925, fine silver
ø 12.5 x 26.5 cm
 Photo: Philipp Mansmann
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Peter Bauhuis. Brooch: Neophysalia, 2007-2009. Silver, bronz, gold, copper. Peter Bauhuis
Brooch: Neophysalia, 2007-2009
Silver, bronz, gold, copper
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Peter Bauhuis. Piece: Simultanea, 2007. Silver 925, fine silver. 12 x 10 cm. Peter Bauhuis
Piece: Simultanea, 2007
Silver 925, fine silver
12 x 10 cm
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Peter Bauhuis. Brooch: Outis, 2010. Gold 600, needle gold 750. 5.8 x 2.9 x 2.6 cm. Peter Bauhuis
Brooch: Outis, 2010
Gold 600, needle gold 750
5.8 x 2.9 x 2.6 cm
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