Inspired by Basho’s traveldiary Oku no Hosomichi Peter Granser went for his project Schattenfelder ( Fields of Shadow ) on long walks and bicycle rides in rural Kyushu during two artist-in-residence stays in 2013 and 2014. Resulting from these excursions is an artistic survey with a focus on the often rather unusual and abstract disruptions alongside the country lanes. The effects of the forces of nature on the landscape play an essential role in this new work.
Peter Granser is self-educated and was invited to the World Press Photo Masterclass in 2001. He was given the Arles Discovery Award and the Deutscher Sozialpreis in 2002, as well as the Oskar-Barnack Award in 2004. In 2006 Peter Granser was a stipendiary of the German Kunststiftung Baden-Wuerttemberg and was awarded the Helmut-Kraft-Foundation Talent Art Prize in 2011. His works have been exhibited internationally and are presented in public collections such as the Houston Museum of Fine Arts,USA, the Fundación Ordóñez-Falcó, Spain, the ARTIUM Centro-Museo Vasco de Arte Contemporáneo, Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain, the Fotomuseum Winterthur, Switzerland, the Alison and Peter Klein Collection, Germany and the Staatsgalerie Stuttgart, Graphische Sammlung, Germany.BACK TO PHOTO