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.
In the beginning was the light
Exhibition cycle Sculpture Line Prague on the theme WE GROW TOGETHER.
Johannes Pfeiffer is an installation artist. This means that he works primarily on site-specific projects. Both indoors and outdoors.
His passion is a dialogue with the space, with the respective architecture, with the respective history. He deals with the architecture and spirit of churches, as well as ancient buildings or abandoned factory halls. He tries to trace the "genius loci" of a place. To do this, he needs access to unconscious knowledge, he needs language and his own ability to use this language to express what he has experienced.
In this way, Johannes Pfeiffer succeeds with his installations in creating a dialogue in which both the spiritual and the material become visible, something we would hardly see without the artwork. He addresses our inner self, and so the viewer is also involved in the dialogue.
The Rotunda inspired me to create this title. A beautiful title for an art installation on Prague's oldest building. I imagine a beam of light hitting the ground and illuminating the place where the Rotunda is to be built. It's like reliving the choice of place. The white threads are like rays of light hitting the ground. For me, it's like the union of the material with the immaterial. Or a journey from the material to the immaterial. The white rays are thus meant to help the willing viewer to lift their thoughts to the heights, to the supernatural, to the immaterial.
The goal is to follow the point of disappearance with the white lines and to reach a moment of reflection that allows us to access from the material to the spiritual, to the mental.