In the beginning of 2017 Peter moved to a new city and spent
the majority of the year working in a factory during the day and
washing dishes at night. Locations always impact his work in
different ways. Being embedded in these new environments affected
one major part of his work, the colour palette, “2017 the
year of the navy”. Peter set out to create a body of work for the
viewer to use as an introduction to him. There is no earlier work
shown because growth is an important factor in his paintings.
Peter thought showing his recent work would provide the viewer
with a good representation of where he is at the moment. This is
shown through the content, colours and techniques constantly
The pieces in the show are a mixture of paintings on canvas and
drawings on paper. Peter works continuously and uses what he
absorbs during everyday life to stimulate the work. The drawings
are mostly pencil and oil sticks layered on top of paint.
A unique multi-layered surface can be created when original drawings
are revisited. The drawings are much more instant and in the moment
which provides a raw glimpse of that day.
The paintings are created with acrylic paint on canvas and range
from large scale to much smaller works. They are thought out and
tend to be more linear yet like the drawings they too consist of
multiply layers of paint which disguises the underneath. The
application of the paint varies throughout and some of the pieces
have had so much pressure applied it has resulted in the tearing of
the canvas’. Unlike the drawings the paintings have had a large
portion of time dedicated to them. A presence of previous paintings
can be seen through the scraping’s and scratches, a combination which
produces textural surfaces.
To accompany the exhibition there will be a free book with the
work and a visual tour can be seen at:
Private viewings can be arranged for throughout the day.
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