Fantastic work Peter!! I'm such a snob & so particular when it comes to my own work mostly...& I must admit the work of others'. I love your use of color & depth. I'd love to know the size of each piece & the format. Please keep me posted on any & all shows & I'll do the same. One day we will meet i think ;)
Peter, thank you so much for your appreciation of my work. I looked at your website as well and your work is very touching and brilliant -wonderful imagery, colors and content! NYC is great and I think I am making some progress it's a lot of work but must be done for the privilege of painting etc. how is it for you in the UK?
Yeah Peter - all good with misinterpreting – though maybe we are not so similar in our backgrounds as I have been straight through College then Grad School/Film School and have continued to make work throughout my education. I respect your viewpoint though and your personal journey and struggle to find strength and purpose in your life and work to get you where you are now. Believe that working, for me in contemporary art as well as in professional film assists me with knowledge and concepts and have committed myself to just making video and photo works now and exhibiting internationally. Am still based and living here in New York City, though my life has recently gone to the next level of purpose and meaning as my girlfriend has moved to New York - makes my life and making work blissful - she is amazing...how fortunate as individuals to love with integrity, honesty and make work with these characteristics and feelings also. Ciao and respect Peter - Andre
Yes, I worked in the film industry in Europe and Middle East and here in US at the same time as I was studying fine arts, visual arts and media theory, so I had the priviledged opportunity to apply and work through process, theory, technical all together. I will never regret my University Degrees, nor the information and skills I acquired and firm solid friendships formed.
I live within a life of pure creativity and wonderment and make my work passionately - just as my live and my love is lived. I make work in the contemporary arts, with concepts and ideas central to the work, not techgnique. I believe aqnd feel we are all meant to have a purpose , or many paths which we follow - the direction is determined by ourselves in concert with external forces greater than us all - perhaps that is called imagination - perhaps that is called pure spirituality - I'll go for pure love, determination and an innate knowledge that we all have our path and purpose.
Mine is one of creativity - process - adventure and passion.
No Omar , I diddn't find any of your comments patronizing or anything like that,I tend to type like Im talking , so sometimes it seems a little curt . You are right about me not being satisfied , I never am . Art is not a science so it never will be "perfect" .Half the time I don't know why I did things but it usually has a reason later on ."exclusionary wank manifest" that is bang on , it's just a bunch of people who think art should be some kind of cryptic crossword ,and they think ,if you don't like it , that's because you don't get it .Of course I see the need to move art on , but nowadays it's almost like the worst something is painted the more seriously it gets taken .To me ,visual art should first and foremost have some aesthetic value .But anyhow , I agree with you that many of them don't stand the test of time . thanks for your very kind comments, I am well chuffed ...I am influenced by the great Max Ernst ..well spotted .. Bye for now Omar
Hi peter, It of course natural to be misunderstood sometimes. Creation is often a very mysterious process. I quite often don't have a clue as to why I've chosen this colour or that symbol. As you know, I'm sure, painting is often very instinctual. I sense from some of your comments that you are not entirely satisfied. Remember that satisfaction is an enemy of creation. I see that you are now doing a masters which shows your commitment. I really like your paintings. Had you been in my year at art school you probably would have been my favourite painter and I agree with you about the "conceptual garbage" thats out there. Most of it i don't really view as art. I see it primarily as exclusionary intellectual wank manifest. There are so many artists jumping on the minimalist/conceptual bandwagon and positively celebrating a lack of substance. The veil of the word is a thin one and many of the artists creating such work don't stand the test of time. I see the influence of Max Ernst in your work as he's an artist that I admire greatly. I hope you haven't found anything that I've said patronising. I suppose I just have strong opinions and have learnt from my cynicism. In the end it is the art that matters and your paintings are very strong. Don't give up the fight!
hi i was very touched by your comment i felt a sort of canarederie very unusual. it is great when there is a common ground even if there are great diffrences. your work has something to do with musical. i see nores and scales
being an artist is sometimes a thankless task , most people around me don't like or understand my paintings , so it is most gratifying when people , especially superb artists , give good feedback .....thankyou guys ...now back to the painting....just starting a new one ! oooh its exiting ......