Artist:Peter Keil

Artist:Peter Keil

Artist:Peter Keil

Painting by well known Berlin artist PETER KEIL


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Peter Robert Keil

Peter Robert Keil with majolica 2012.
Peter Robert Keil (* 6 August 1942 in Züllichau, Pomerania)[1][2] is a German painter and sculptor.


Techniques and works Edit

In the beginnings of his artistic career, Peter Keil’s style was influenced by German expressionism. In the works from his early Berlin years, he mainly focused on typical big city settings and characters on the fringes of society. However, his style changed visibly at the beginning of the 60s when he lived in Paris for a while and emerged in the city’s nightlife. Keil increasingly parted with his realistic approach and developed a new, much more spontaneous and dynamic painting style which he developed further during his years in London and finally during his time as one of the “Berliner Neue Wilden” at the beginning of the 80s.[5][7] Since then, the use of intensive to lurid colours and the absence of realistic representation have become characteristic of his painting style.[8] In his paintings, the colour is applied with quick brushstrokes and occasionally with impasto techniques and the images are additionally abstracted by the use of Graffiti elements. Keil prefers to paint human figures, portraits, big city scenes, landscapes and still life images of flowers.[3] His emotional way of painting is mainly driven by a desire for freedom from social constraints and conventions. In the past 50 years, he has created numerous large- and small scale paintings in oil and mixed media on canvas but also some sculptures in wood and steel and a great number of majolicas.

Exhibitions Edit

1962: First solo exhibition at the Art Gallery, London
1964: Galerie Rotebro, Sweden
1965: Great Berlin Art Exhibition
1966: Great Berlin Art Exhibition
1980: Dr. Friedmann Gallery, Israel
1985: Wewerka Gallery, Berlin
1986–1990: Free Art Exhibition, Berlin, Exhibition Hall, Berlin
1993: Carousel Gallery, Dania, Florida, USA
1998: Aventura Art Gallery, Aventura, Florida, USA
1999: Höckner Gallery, Salzburg, Austria
2000: Exhibitions Paris, Amsterdam, London
2001–2005: Intercontinental Hotel Berlin
2002: International Art Fair, Frankfurt
2003: The Sixties Peter Robert Keil, Kunstsinn Gallery, Nuremberg
2005: Boxsler Gallery, Lichtenfels
2006: Public Library, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA
2007: Villa Meixner, collection of the KulturForum Europa, Brühl/Baden
2007: Kessler Corporation, Orlando Florida, Savannah, Georgia, USA
2008: The Hurn Museum, Savannah, USA
2010: Keil-Collection Heidelberg, Long Night of the Museums, Heidelberg
2010: Edna Hibel Fine Art Gallery, West Palm Beach, Florida
2011: Keil-Collection Heidelberg, Long Night of the Museums, Heidelberg
2012: Retrospective “Leben im Farbrausch” (A Life in Colours), Castle Schwetzingen, Orangery
2012: “Teufelswerk” (Devil’s Work), State Majolica Manufacture Karlsruhe
2013: Aufbruch – Jüngste Werke aus der Heidelberger Phase (A new era – Most recent works from the Heidelberg phase), Alte Feuerwache Heidelberg
2014: Recent works, Berlin, Temporäre Galerie Potsdamer Straße
2014: New Keil works, Keil Collection Heidelberg, Heidelberg
2014 / 2015: Peter Robert Keil in the Heidelberg city hall, City Hall Heidelberg
Literature Edit

Allgemeines Künstlerlexikon, Volume 79, De Gruyter Verlag, Berlin 2012
Art Profil – Zeitschrift für aktuelle Kunst, Volume 2, 13. Jahrgang 2007
Art Profil – Zeitschrift für aktuelle Kunst, Volume-No. 90-2011
Art Profil – Zeitschrift für aktuelle Kunst, Volume-No. 93-2012
Art Profil – Zeitschrift für aktuelle Kunst, Volume-No. 96-2013
Art Profil – Zeitschrift für aktuelle Kunst Heft Nr. [phone number removed by eBay]. Jahrgang
Dietmar Eisold (Hrsg): Lexikon Künstler der DDR Verlag neues Leben Berlin, 2010, ISBN [phone number removed by eBay]
Lust und Leidenschaft/Tod und Teufel. Ein Ausstellungskonzept, Edition Art Flow Berlin, 2011, ISBN [phone number removed by eBay]
Hartmut Pätzke: Register „Ausgebürgert“, in: Hannelore Offner and Klaus Schroeder: Eingegrenzt – Ausgegrenzt. Bildende Kunst und Parteiherrschaft in der DDR 1961–1989, Akademie Verlag GmbH Berlin, 2000, ISBN [phone number removed by eBay]
Valerie Sottile, Audrey E. Dillon und Michael Sottile: Peter Keil: Neo-Expressionist Artist, in: The Dial. A Philosophic Art Journal, Volume LXXXV, Number 2, Winter 2008
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