Hans Petri

born in Bonn 1963
1988 – 1992 Wilhelm University (national economy, political sciences, art history, communication studies, phonetics)
1992 – 1999 University of fine arts, Städelschule, Frankfurt am Main class of professor Per Kirkeby, class of Professor Georg Herold
2001 master student of professor Georg Herold
2004 Prize of Frankfurter Künstlerhilfe. e.V.
2010 Artist in Residence Antwerpen, sholarship of Stadt Frankfur
lives and works in Frankfurt am Main
The works of Frankfurt based artist Hans Petri polarize the audience with their irritating, disturbing content. His artwork revolves around sexual obsessions and provoke with their extreme, only supposedly explicit content, sometimes humorously, sometimes radically. They confront the audience with their own sexual fantasies or taboos. His work is a multi-sensory experience of intimacy and its deconstruction. By disassembling, merging and intertwining of different images and content disturbing mirror cabinets arise. Quotations from a pluralistic world of politics, advertisement, culture and society are set in relation. His art is a commitment to his own generation, whose insecurity and disorientation moves between pop culture and intellectuality.