Peterhintz creates his works in various media, including sculpture, video, drawing and painting. His works take autobiographical and collective fantasies and fears as their point of departure, illuminating what might commonly be called “German trauma.” The artist explores themes of memory and the body, confronting viewers with representations of loss and instability.
Throughout Peterhintz’s work there are cracks and fissures between the inner world and the external reality. Using forensic strategies, the artist creates uncanny, multi-layered scenarios that have the power to bring repressed desires and memories to the surface with unexpected force. His work offers a critical portrait of late capitalist postwar culture with its obsessions, neuroses, and repressed fantasies.

Artist Statement

Peterhintz creates his works in various media, including sculpture, video, drawing and painting. His works take autobiographical and collective fantasies and fears as their point of departure, illuminating what might commonly be called “German trauma.” The artist explores themes of memory and the body, confronting viewers with representations of loss and instability.
Throughout Peterhintz’s work there are cracks and fissures between the inner world and the external reality. Using forensic strategies, the artist creates uncanny, multi-layered scenarios that have the power to bring repressed desires and memories to the surface with unexpected force. His work offers a critical portrait of late capitalist postwar culture with its obsessions, neuroses, and repressed fantasies.