Nathan Peter

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Texts by: Louisa Elderton, Tim Smith-Laing Graphic Design: CeeCeeCreative English 2020, 144 Pages, 105 Ills. Softcover 288mm x 226mm
ISBN: 978-3-7757-4722-6
| Phenomenally ornamental

Nathan Peter lets the ornament balance on the thin line between the figurative and the abstract. His still lifes are confronted with repetitive forms or reveal a recurring pattern. Sometimes the meandering movement seems to take up the entire pictorial space. But more than just color and form are integrated into these repetitive rows. The canvas itself becomes the most strongly expressive figure. It becomes permeable, creating folds or fluidly taking in the space, which is cut into strips like a sophisticated network. Thus, Peter creates an oeuvre of abstract objects and painted installations that dissolve the boundaries between genres with virtuosity. This publication is the first to offer a comprehensive view of the artist’s fascinating work.

NATHAN PETER (*1978, Minneapolis) studied painting at the Rhode Island School of Design, before moving to London and then to Berlin, where he lives today. He has participated in numerous international exhibits.