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Peppi Bottrop

Born in 1986, Bottrop, Germany

Lives and works in Köln, Germany

Overview

Peppi Bottrop is an abstract painter, who experiments with coal, graphite, acrylic and soot. Bottrop grew up in the 1990s in the industrial district of Ruhrgebiet, a once prosperous coal-mining region of the Ruhr that faced processes of foreclosure during his childhood. Unused buildings began to be reclaimed by nature, with soot, coal and fauna cohabitating in increasingly wild forested areas. These post-fossil ruinous sites left a lasting impression on Bottrop, and the dynamics between manufact...Read more