Collecteurs x Peles Empire
Peles Empire is a collaboration between Berlin-based artists Katharina Stöver and Barbara Wolff. In their practice, the artist duo investigates the notion of copying — what happens (or ceases to happen) when something is translated from 3D to 2D, or the other way around. Copies are closely connected to their originals, yet create a distorted image of whatever they duplicate.
In their new, exclusive series for Collecteurs Capsule Editions, titled ‘relikt’, the artists created 10 unique Jesmonite poles of which the approximate length of the works (16.5 inches) was derived from the A3 paper format. These works directly relate to their contribution to last year’s Skulptur Projekte Münster, titled `Sculpture`. Versions of their 10-foot long Jesmonite poles have also be shown in their exhibition with Oliver Osborne at Moran Moran (L.A.) in March 2018.
Katharina Stöver and Barbara Wolff furthered their studies at Slade School of Fine Arts and Royal Academy of Arts after studying at Städelschule under Wolfgang Tillmans and Michael Krebber. They presented solo exhibitions at SALTS Switzerland, Kunstverein Kassel, Wilhelm Hack Museum, Kunstmuseum Stuttgart, Wentrup Gallery and Moran Moran Gallery. They also presented works at Skulptur Projekte Münster, Portikus, Sprengel Museum, Kunstverein Hannover, Kunstwerke Berlin and Palazzo Peckham. Their works are in the collections of the European Central Bank and Kunstmuseum Stuttgart. Peles Empire won the prestigious Deutsche Bank Award for Fine Art in 2009.
In partnership with Wentrup Gallery, Berlin.