a love letter to an investor

15 Feb 2018

London, United Kingdom


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A love letter to an investor is a one day exhibition by Peter Luke.
The show consists of paintings and drawings created in 2017. This
will be his largest show since Peter started exhibiting in 2013.


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.
For further information and images contact: 

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