Artist Peter von Tiesenhausen
Title Event #18/18 E/V
Media colour etching and wood block on paper
Size 8.75 x 6 x 1 in. / 22.2 x 15.2 x 2.5 cm.
Frame Size 26.5 x 20 x 1.25 in.
Sold $600 Estimate $850 - $1,650
signed, titled and numbered along bottom; framed with archival mat and special plexiglass
Peter von Tiesenhausen exhibited at SAAG in 2022 in his solo exhibition PLASMA
donated by the artist; proceeds from this work go to the Southern Alberta Art Gallery [SAAG], Lethbridge - for more information on the gallery, visit saag.ca
Peter von Tiesenhausen ~ [b.1959] Canadian RCA
see artist's website tiesenhausen.net
Peter von Tiesenhausen is a settler artist based in rural Treaty 8 territory, in the community of Demmitt, AB. von Tiesenhausen's long-standing multidisciplinary practice staunchly eludes categorization; land art, community-building, steel sculpture, environmental activism, bronze-casting, and wild blueberry propagation equally contribute to a complex synergy: a life lived as art.
Emerging in resonance with the natural cycles of the land he stewards and lives on, von Tiesenhausen's work contains an elemental urgency—a capacity to demonstrate momentary, precise unities between celestial mechanics and rural common sense: states in which every droplet of water reflects the sun.
see Peter von Tiesenhausen, Deluge, by J.Stebbins, S.A.A.G., 2000; Peter von Tiesenhausen, Songs for Pythagoras, by Catherine Crowston, Art Gallery of Alberta, 2018; included in Alberta Biennial of Contemporary Art 1998, by C.Crowston/C.Mastin, pg.29, E.A.G. and Glenbow Museum, 1998; also listed in Collector's Dictionary of Canadian Artists at Auction, by A.Westbridge, Vol.4, pg.87, Westbridge Pub., 2003