Peter Weber: Network
08 Mar - 09 Jun 2023
Pine Tree Drive
Miami Beach, FL
The technique of folding material is one of the oldest forms in artmaking. Folding denotes the process of transforming a two-dimensional plane into a three-dimensional object without cutting it. Unlike Origami, Peter Weber’s approach does not attempt to create figurative objects. Instead, his works rely solely on the interconnectedness of complex geometric structures. In creating a network ‘vernetzung’ of intersecting lines and shapes, Weber’s foldings challenge traditional ideas of geometric abstraction and conventions of shape and form.
For over thirty years, Weber has focused exclusively on the technique of folding and has employed paper, wool felt, semi-transparent plastic, and steel as leading elements in his artwork. By combining opposites and working with two-dimensionality and three-dimensionality, sensuality and rationality, rule and deviation, intermediateness and finality, Weber’s network of folds challenges the perceptual parameters of its viewers.
Weber’s work has been exhibited internationally and is housed in over 35 public and private collections, including the Museum für konkrete Kunst und Design, Ingolstadt, Kunstmuseum Bayreuth, Museum Ritter Waldenbuch and Collection Peter C. Ruppert für konkrete Kunst in Europa, Museum im Kulturspeicher, Würzburg, as well the Frederic R. Weisman Art Foundation, Los Angeles and the Textile Museum at the George Washington University, Washington, DC.