Manfred Pernice, born 1963 in Hildesheim, Germany, lives and works in Berlin.
ESTREL - quattro stagioni 2002 published for Documenta11 Porcelain plate, baked silkscreen, 24 cm diameter (9½ in.), edition of 80, signed and numbered.
»Since the beginning of the 90s, Manfred Pernice has been working on his open sculptural vocabulary, which is marked by modern packaging, transport tools, and architectural references. Manfred Pernice builds "places". Large ones, that take up an entire exhibition room, and alongside these, he is constantly turning out little pocket-sized models that could be designs for other large-scale projects. These places, however much they are bound by realistic details, they remain models, illusions, enigmatic objects. The plate ESTREL - a portable place.«