As well as blank materials, Peer Kriesel frequently paints on existing print products that are of no more use. For his “overpaintings” he uses validated transport tickets, admission tickets and old invitations to exhibition openings. Kriesel is fascinated by these materials precisely because they were conceived for that short lifetime –that is, for the trip from A to B or for the attendance to the event-. Thus, they are often only valuable for that short act, and then rather represent a disposable object. However, they tell a full story, as every journey took place for a reason and every time spent in the cinema or at an exhibition left a memory.
Design elements, imprints and blurred, partly faded stamping ink serve Kriesel as a source of inspiration for these works.