Senior Lecturer BA Fine Art
Chelsea College of Arts
Chelsea College of Arts
Elizabeth Peebles studied Fine Art at Central Saint Martins and Kunstakademie Düsseldorf (Prof. Gerhard Merz). Undertook a Henry Moore Fellowship in Print at the University of Humberside and a Henry Moore Residency in Fine Art at Byam Shaw.
Since 2002 Elizabeth Peebles has worked with artist Markus Eisenmann in the collaborative partnership Secondeditions. A historical-critical approach is applied to the research of the conditions of selected cultural production. The resulting digital editions challenge the hierarchy of originals. Projects extend to print, sculpture, architecture, text, film/video and sound. Work in public collections: British Museum London and Hamburger Kunsthalle.
In 2013, Secondeditions and Sturtevant co-produced the exhibition Second Reflection/Symmetrical Contents at Chelsea Space, London.
Art as thought, praxis and empowerment, critical evaluation of historical legacies and the resulting possibilities for art.
Art as thought and praxis: the underlying structures of art and their historical/material condition – the effects that binary abstraction and global standardization have imposed on the formation of cultural processes during the last two decades. Terms of history, mythology, memory and truth are referenced through the physical relationships between thought, material and action. This is aligned to concepts such as ‘thought as power’ (Sturtevant), ‘thought-things’ (Hannah Arendt) and the ‘objectively visible’ (Gerhard Merz).
Peebles, Elizabeth and Eisenmann, Markus, Secondeditions (2015) Friedrich Engels – The Condition of the Working Class in England 1845/1975. [Art/Design Item]
Peebles, Elizabeth and Eisenmann, Markus, Secondeditions (2013) Josef Hartwig and Oskar Schlemmer – Jointed Doll 1923. [Art/Design Item]
Peebles, Elizabeth and Eisenmann, Markus (2013) second reflection | symmetrical contents. Chelsea Space, London. ISBN 978-1-906203-67-2
Peebles, Elizabeth and Eisenmann, Markus, Secondeditions (2012) R.W. Fassbinder – Martha 1974. [Art/Design Item]
Peebles, Elizabeth and Eisenmann, Markus, Secondeditions (2012) Qualified Nouns. [Art/Design Item]
Peebles, Elizabeth and Eisenmann, Markus, Secondeditions (2002) Philipp Otto Runge – Scherenschnitte: Die Blumen 1794-1809. [Art/Design Item]
Peebles, Elizabeth (2000) Philipp Otto Runge – Die Tageszeiten/The Times of Day 1805. [Art/Design Item]