Paul Pfeiffer is a New York based sculptor, photographer and video artist. He was born in Honolulu in 1966, yet he was raised in the Philippines. Pfeiffer attended Hunter College and the Whitney Independent Study Program. His work consists primarily of editing photographs and videos to redirect and reshape the viewer’s perceptions of his images and their own beliefs.
Pfeiffer’s work is interesting in that in some ways, it reminds me of Duchamp’s ready-mades, only without so much of Duchamp’s sense of satire. Some of his work stands on the cusp between artistic and commercial to me however. While several of his works are visually interesting, overall, I find his work to only be mildly compelling.