Riefenstahl series


Series between 2020 and 2022, all 80 x 120 co, Oil on canvas except the last old Riefenstahl (90 x 150 cm).

Originally, this series was a project to create painterly interpretations for unpublished slides from Leni Riefenstahl’s Africa series and then to auction them together. The project failed because the auction house went bankrupt in Corona’s time. Feiler put a capstone on the series with an interpretation of a Helmut Newton photograph of Riefenstahl as an old woman. It is one of the first works in which he technically uses the painting medium like the paint itself. The painting technique is deliberately based on the idea of the Dorian Gray portrait.