Don't Miss Drawn, Cut & Layered: The Art of Werner Pfeiffer on view at the Toledo Museum of Art February 6 - May 3, 2015
Werner Pfeiffer (censor, villain, provocateur, experimenter): Book-Objects & Artist Books
By: Werner Pfeiffer, introduction by Martin Antonetti, paperback, 68 pages, color illustrations throughout.
For more than 50 years, Werner Pfeiffer (German-American, born 1937) has experimented with the multiple uses of paper as both a canvas and a structural material. Much of his work as a sculptor, printmaker and painter suggests a fascination with machines and machine-like constructions. His drawings are schematic, his dimensional works project into space claiming their own territory and his complex artist books have moving parts. He is fascinated by puzzles and contradictions, metaphors and wordplay, and this curiosity serves in turn to inspire works that are thought-provoking in themselves. A prodigious artist, Pfeiffer’s works on paper have been shown and collected internationally.