Peter Lowe is one of Britain's most important constructionist artists and he was a key member of the influential Systems Group until the group disbanded in the mid-1970s. Lowe studied under Kenneth and Mary Martin at Goldsmith's College in London and rose to prominence in the early 1960s after his first commercial exhibition at the Drian Gallery in London. He went on to exhibit widely in major commercial and public exhibitions and his work can be found in some of the most important collections of British art, notably Tate Britain and the Arts Council. Despite his revered status amongst collectors, curators and his peers, Lowe belongs to a generation of artists memorably referred to by Alistair Grieve as ‘the neglected avant-garde'.
The Groups achievements will be celebrated by Tate Britain this summer with a spotlight show highlighting their continued relevance. Works by Lowe from the Tate’s own collection will be included in that exhibition. Although revered in mainland Europe and having taken part in dozens of important museum shows, Lowe has held few solo exhibitions and this will be his first in London for over a decade. We hope you will visit the exhibition and enjoy what Dr Alan Fowler has described as “art for the eye and for the mind.”