Peppi Bottrop
Tropic of Bottrop

May 3rd – Jul 21st, 2024
Oldenburger Kunstverein, Oldenburg

His artist's name was coined during his studies at the Düsseldorf Art Academy - the student ‘Peppi from Bottrop’ became Peppi Bottrop. It refers to his origins in the Ruhr region and brings with it further association to structural crisis. The Punk movement was one of the contemporary reactions to the social effects of the crises in industrialised society. Its original force can still be felt in Peppi Bottrop's imagery today, yet his oeuvre goes far beyond this. Bottrop is also the city of the master of geometric abstraction, Joseph Albers. Peppi Bottrop's large-format paintings fascinate with a style in which elements of ‘wild painting’ and the development and recognition of structures result in a completely independent formal language. His choice of materials is also characteristic of his style: charcoal, graphite pencils, metal pigments, rust converters and acrylic in keeping with the colourfulness of the ‘Rust Belt’. The exhibition ‘Tropic of Bottrop’ is a reflection on destruction, rampant growth and the emergence of new complexities and orders.

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Copyright the artist; Oldenburger Kunstverein, Oldenburg; Sies + Höke, Düsseldorf; Meyer Riegger, Berlin / Karlsruhe / Basel; Photo Tino Kukulies, Düsseldorf
Copyright the artist; Oldenburger Kunstverein, Oldenburg; Sies + Höke, Düsseldorf; Meyer Riegger, Berlin / Karlsruhe / Basel; Photo Tino Kukulies, Düsseldorf
Copyright the artist; Oldenburger Kunstverein, Oldenburg; Sies + Höke, Düsseldorf; Meyer Riegger, Berlin / Karlsruhe / Basel; Photo Tino Kukulies, Düsseldorf
Copyright the artist; Oldenburger Kunstverein, Oldenburg; Sies + Höke, Düsseldorf; Meyer Riegger, Berlin / Karlsruhe / Basel; Photo Tino Kukulies, Düsseldorf
Copyright the artist; Oldenburger Kunstverein, Oldenburg; Sies + Höke, Düsseldorf; Meyer Riegger, Berlin / Karlsruhe / Basel; Photo Tino Kukulies, Düsseldorf
Copyright the artist; Oldenburger Kunstverein, Oldenburg; Sies + Höke, Düsseldorf; Meyer Riegger, Berlin / Karlsruhe / Basel; Photo Tino Kukulies, Düsseldorf
Copyright the artist; Oldenburger Kunstverein, Oldenburg; Sies + Höke, Düsseldorf; Meyer Riegger, Berlin / Karlsruhe / Basel; Photo Tino Kukulies, Düsseldorf
Copyright the artist; Oldenburger Kunstverein, Oldenburg; Sies + Höke, Düsseldorf; Meyer Riegger, Berlin / Karlsruhe / Basel; Photo Tino Kukulies, Düsseldorf
Graphite and charcoal on canvas
200 x 760 cm
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Copyright the artist; Oldenburger Kunstverein, Oldenburg; Sies + Höke, Düsseldorf; Meyer Riegger, Berlin / Karlsruhe / Basel; Photo Tino Kukulies, Düsseldorf
Copyright the artist; Oldenburger Kunstverein, Oldenburg; Sies + Höke, Düsseldorf; Meyer Riegger, Berlin / Karlsruhe / Basel; Photo Tino Kukulies, Düsseldorf
Copyright the artist; Oldenburger Kunstverein, Oldenburg; Sies + Höke, Düsseldorf; Meyer Riegger, Berlin / Karlsruhe / Basel; Photo Tino Kukulies, Düsseldorf
Copyright the artist; Oldenburger Kunstverein, Oldenburg; Sies + Höke, Düsseldorf; Meyer Riegger, Berlin / Karlsruhe / Basel; Photo Tino Kukulies, Düsseldorf
Copyright the artist; Oldenburger Kunstverein, Oldenburg; Sies + Höke, Düsseldorf; Meyer Riegger, Berlin / Karlsruhe / Basel; Photo Tino Kukulies, Düsseldorf
Copyright the artist; Oldenburger Kunstverein, Oldenburg; Sies + Höke, Düsseldorf; Meyer Riegger, Berlin / Karlsruhe / Basel; Photo Tino Kukulies, Düsseldorf
Copyright the artist; Oldenburger Kunstverein, Oldenburg; Sies + Höke, Düsseldorf; Meyer Riegger, Berlin / Karlsruhe / Basel; Photo Tino Kukulies, Düsseldorf
Copyright the artist; Oldenburger Kunstverein, Oldenburg; Sies + Höke, Düsseldorf; Meyer Riegger, Berlin / Karlsruhe / Basel; Photo Tino Kukulies, Düsseldorf

About Peppi Bottrop

Peppi Bottrop (*1986) formulates a distinctive visual language that shifts between constructivism and deconstructivism, between figuration and abstraction.

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