Paul Pfeiffer

b. 1966, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA


Paul Pfeiffer
Paul Pfeiffer, Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse (7), 2001


Known for his inventive manipulation of digital media, Pfeiffer recasts the visual language of pop spectacle to explore the role of images in shaping individual and collective consciousness. He uses found materials from a range of sources to plumb the depths of contemporary culture, assessing its racial, religious, and technological dimensions. Pfeiffer’s objects and images function diachronically, establishing profound genealogies connecting contemporary culture and its many particularities to the long, seemingly remote histories of art, religion, nationhood, and diaspora.