Peter Riss - Biography

About Peter Riss

1962 born in Kaufbeuren (Germany), lives and works in Munich (Germany)

My spatial works and installations comment on the dual nature of mankind. Smooth, shiny surfaces hint at influences of cubism and minimalism and modernism proficiency.

However, the apparent order is disrupted by the organic, raw shapes and textures of stuffed animals, resin, horns, and bones. The natural upsets the culturally constructed order. The contrast between smooth and raw, order and chaos, culture and nature is inherent to mankind. We carry a ‘dark companion’ within ourselves. In my sculptures

I represent this tension between co-existing forces that clash and complement each other at the same time: an inner conflict between light and dark ,in each individualss as an microcosmos, as well as in our society as a macrocosmos.