Peppi Bottrop (b.1986) is an abstract artist. He completed his Akademiebrief and Meisterschuler at the Kunstakademie and lives and works in Düssledorf.
Bottrop explores painting as a teleological process, with a distinct narrative. His works, evocative of geometric abstraction, are a labyrinth of skeletal outlines; vaporous shapes imbued with an intrinsic musicality, in which each line represents an action: its beginning, its end and its belonging to a larger entity. This lends the work a diagrammatic element, which transcends the physical and tends towards the symphonic as opposed to the architectural or cartographic.
Peppi Bottrop's works are not necessarily about the physical space, which lines demarcate; instead, those in his work explore perception of both the creator and the beholder. They confront the human consciousness and define its limits, encouraging one's focus to shift between the compositional lines and the whole composition.
His works, often stapled straight to the wall of the gallery highlight a system of connections from atom to earth. Conversely, Bottrop claims, “sometimes [it’s] better to frame pictures to have them communicate with the viewer more easily” a frame can seemingly demarcate the part; contrasting the larger, the physical, the wholeness.