Peter Keil Abstract Acrylic Portrait Painting with Collage, Late 20th Century
Peter Robert Keil (German, born 1942), Peter Robert Keil (German, born 1942)
Untitled (abstract), late 20th century , Untitled (abstract), late 20th century
Acrylic and collage on paper, Acrylic and collage on paper
Signed to the lower right, Signed to the lower right
Influenced by German Expressionism and graffiti elements, Keil is known for his simplified abstractions of traditional art subjects. He studied under Otto Nagel at a young age and developed relationships with other renowned artists such as Joan Miró. As Keil abandoned realism and developed his signature style, he used more vibrant colors rapidly applied with large gestural brushstrokes resembling the abstract style of Picasso.
- collage is peeling; warping to the sheet; visible adhesive; tears, toning and discoloration to applied collage; crease marks to the corners.