Born in Honolulu, Hawaii in 1966, Paul Pfeiffer attended Hunter College of New York and the Whitney Independent Study Program in 1990.  Pfeiffer works in many different forms of media including sculpture, miniature recreations, video, and photography.  Paul Pfeiffer addresses themes such as faith, desire, contemporary cultural obsessions, and the influence of media over culture, fears, and obsessions.

Pfeiffer uses recent innovations in computer technology to his advantage in his work where he “dissect[s] the role that mass media plays in shaping consciousness.”

In a series of works based around various sports (basketball, boxing, and hockey), Pfeiffer edits out and erases the bodies of the players in order to shift the focus to something else be it spectators, sports equipment, or trophies.  The way they are presented; on small LCD screens and often looped showing a connection between the way the art was achieved and how it is presented to a general audience.

His series The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse Pfeiffer does the opposite; he edits the photo so that one player is focused upon even if that player was not necessarily the focus of the photograph in the first place.

Pfeiffer also does miniature dioramas of sets from films that include “The Exorcist” and “The Amityville Horror.”

I really enjoy Paul Pfeiffer’s work because not only is he original in ideas but he uses the means that are currently available in art to create and make a statement at the same time.