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© VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2019<br/>    Picture: Courtesy of Nusser & Baumgart, Munich<br />

Manfred Peckl

Born 1968 in Wels, Austria
Lives and works in Berlin

Milchstraße, 2007

Paper collage on wood
80 x 90 cm

Although he does not use the traditional tools of the trade such as brushes and paint, Manfred Peckl sees himself as a painter. As source material for his paintings, the artist uses maps and atlases which he has put through a shredder. He then uses the enormous quantities of longish paper scraps to create new and imaginary worlds. Thus, through meticulous and painstaking craftsmanship, large-scale landscape images come into being whose colour scheme is determined by the respective maps that have been selected. What from a distance and at first glance looks like a painting reveals itself on closer inspection to be an image cosmos made up of thousands of individual parts from existing images, reflecting not only Peckl's obsession with detail, but also disclosing the original meaning of the individual bits of maps.

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