Paul Pfeiffer (b. 1966, Hawaii) is an artist working mainly in video, photography and sculpture.
He uses images and footage culled from popular culture to dissect the role that mass media plays in shaping consciousness.
In several of his pieces, he painstakingly erases elements from found images and video through the use of computer software. A practice that he likens to the one of a painter, where you lose consciousness of what you’re doing and enter a meditative state.
By manipulating and removing all contextual detail, he achieves an intensified figure, rather than an absent one.
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