Johannes Pfeiffer wasborn in 1954 in Ulm, Germany. He studied sculpture at the Academy of Fine Arts of Rome and Carrara. In the following years he wins rewards and scolarships and dedicates himself to the fulfilment of shows and projects in different cities as Pisa, Ulm, Torino and Montevideo. His art mainly develops between Italy and Germany, touching also other countries in Europe and in the world. the work of Pfeiffer complies with natural and artificial locations and the materials mostly used by the artist are bricks, synthetic fiber cables and neon lights for his bright graffiti.
he artwork consists of 5 wooden doors made of very old chestnut wood obtained from old decayed houses in the Italian mountains.
I first charred the doors with fire, cleaned them by brushing and treated them with fluorescent
paint. My intention was that these lightening doors should be seen as beacons of hope. These doors, initially charred black, have undergone a transformation, and are now meant to represent
the light at the end of the tunnel. People are to identify with the belief that the problems that
affect us all will eventually be overcome. It will not be easy. The door is set at a certain height,
but it is possible if we try. The collage on the wall in Carlsbad above the Thermal Hotel is the
perfect place for this metamorphosis. The higher collage on the wall is very distinctive.There is a goal, a target to reach, a door to walk through, a situation to get through. And the "shining door" gives us hope, direction.
The artwork Lightening Doors is installed with the financial support of the Czech-German Fund for the Future.