Peake’s works consist of painting, text and wall pieces. There is a sense of animation and humour, compelling us to construct order within the apparent disorder. The juxtaposition of these various elements – text, Morse code, geometry, abstract and figurative images – causes friction and awkwardness at the conflicting visual information. Words don’t add up to create a clear sentence or become veiled in layers of paint; handwritten mathematical formulae fail to provide clear answers; images are placed on the canvas as if they were a deliberate afterthought. An atmosphere of transience prevails.
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