The work of Peter Bauhuis on pieces of jewellery and objects is characterised by experimenting with the process of casting and melting metals. By playfully oxidising gold, silver and copper he achieves unexpected colours from matt white and pale greenyyellow to deep orange and dark red. The wax rendering process also opens up a wide range of possibilities for him to keep reinventing seemingly simple forms. Apparent casting mistakes such as fine lines or cracks and the technical requirements of the casting process are integrated into the form of the objects. The result is a lightness which is remarkable for metal and its materiality. The text contributions revolve around the work of Peter Bauhuis in alphabetical order. The publication is t laid out as a reference book, but rather as a playfully subjective handbook and labyrinth. The interaction creates new connections and a patchwork of associations and commentaries.
Peter Bauhuis (born in 1965) lives and works in Munich. He studied at Staatliche Zeichenakademie Hanau [State Academy Hanau] between 1986-1990, and at Academy of Fine Arts, Munich, Class of Jewellery and Hollow-Ware with Professor Otto Kunzli from1993-1999/2000. Since 1999 he has worked in his own studio. Bauhuis has participated at numerous solo- and groupexhibitions in Australia, Germany, Denmark, Austria, the United States, Italy and Switzerland. He is laureate of the Bayerischer Staatspreis (2011) and winner of the Danner Foundation Prize of Honour (2008) and the Friedrich Becker-Preis (2005), amongst others.