When you are really openly creative...getting across to your audience just what your work is about...is problematic.
Having to define your work is frustrating and producing more work is much more fun.
People like to be given a soundbite...something simple to label and file things for them...
Sorry but I can't do labels...not for myself.
Artist's often like to create variations on their success's...you know create a 'look' or a 'style' or a sound, something that defines them and helps them to be presented and understood easily.
...I work in whatever medium I like whenever I like...whatever takes my attention...I like to create work that is meaningful...transcendent would be better.
...the more stunning, beautiful images that I create the better I like it...Painting was what I started out with and I look to Rembrandt, Picasso, Rothko, Richard Hamilton...his 'Interior II' stunned me at the Tate gallery in 1968/9. I care deeply about surface quality and color as well as the content of my paintings...
...I photograph and love to create and alter images digitally...I make paintings with video which you can see embedded on this site or on youtube peterthepainter's channel...
...I make wooden sculpture such as the 'Icarus' work that is here in the form of paintings...
...so I paint with oil on canvas and oil and gouache on paper and board...but I also paint with a camera, a computer and with video...
...My themes are many and varied...some of the work is heavy and some light (like led Zeppelin)...
...Abstract, figurative, expressionist,impressionist, cubist...whatever...It does not bother me...I have no one to please but myself...and my audience is whoever relates to what they see in my work...
Artists can be trapped by financial success and feel they need to repeat that success...my take is this...
MAKE ART NOT MONEY
...sure selling is fun but if you need the money too much then compromise is your master.
...get up each new day and create with a fresh heart and clear eyes...travel hopefully and make sure not to arrive at disappointment.
...Robert Hughes has the truth about the art market in his film 'The Mona Lisa Curse'....Simple honest truth..I recommend it to you here.
...Where do I come from?...well...Marvel Comics...I used to own Spidey *1, X-Men*1, and many hundreds more...Led Zepperlin, Roxy Music, Jefferson Airplane, Mozart, Beethoven, Satie, Joseph Heller, Scott Fitzgerald, A L Kennedy, Donna Tart, Ridley Scott, Kurosawa, Orson Welles, Don Mc Cullin, Bruce Davidson, Robert Hughes and hundreds more great artists, writers, musicians etc.
Have style but not 'a style' Be your own boss...and don't let the b*****ds grind you down...
Charles peterthepainter Stuart ...13 : 27 pm Monday 27 October 2010
CHAOS : FRACTALS
Commissioned by Threshold Studios for the Synaesthesia DVD, 2005
Currently showing on Supershorts 2005/6 http://www.supershorts.org.uk
see my movies on - http://www.youtube.com/user/peterthepainter
BA(Hons) Graphic Design Coventry 1976
CHAOS shown regularly during 2003 -7 on Classic FM tv Music by Erik Satie. Piano : Branka Parlic
CHAOS 2 commission by Art Care, Salisbury Hospital 2004/5 for patient line tv
Chaos fractals commission by Threshold Studios for Synaesthesia DVD
CHAOS also exhibited at Q Gallery Derby as part of 'Regional Film Makers' Exhibition March 2003
work in public collections
Central television (Carlton TV)
Manchester City Art Gallery
Usher Gallery, Lincoln
The Library, Long Eaton
Schools Resource Centre, Derby
Graves Art Gallery, Sheffield
The Library Grays, Essex
Doncaster Museum and Art Gallery
Wakefield Art Galleries and Museums
Museums Education Service, Northampton
Hull City Museums and Art Galleries
Bassetlaw General Hospital
Queens Medical Centre, Nottingham
North Yorkshire County Library
Humberside Leisure Services
Leeds City Schools Loan Services
Leeds Art Gallery
St Pancras Library, London
Norfolk County Council, Norwich
London Borough of Hounslow Arts and Recreation Department
Gloucestershire County Library
Kirklees Metropolitan Council Leisure Services, Huddersfield
Greenwich Library, London
London Borough of Lewisham
Sunderland Libraries Department
Hertfordshire County Council
Warwick District Council
Ilford Central Library Essex
Nottingham Schools Resource Centre
The Leicestershire Collection for Schools and Colleges
One Person Shows
Midland Group Gallery, 11 August - 29 September 1979
Rufford Craft Centre, August 1983
Derby Playhouse, March 1984
Castle Museum Art Gallery Nottingham, June 1984
Leicester City Open 1997
Derby City open 2002
Regional film makers - Q Gallery, Derby, April 2003
General Hospital, Nottingham, 1984 -1986