Approved: 08.05.2017

Peter Esslemont

Artist

Archived
Approved: 08.05.2017

Marks accumulate, collide and intersect, opening up space.  Slow and fast, short and long, marks also record the activity of their making.  The autographic mark, the sign of the maker, is important in my practice.  They allow equivalents to be found to things in the visible world and allow the body-in-space to be made present.  Mark-making is freewheeling, experimental, open to experience.

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  • Location: London
 
 

Artist Statement

Marks accumulate, collide and intersect, opening up space.  Slow and fast, short and long, marks also record the activity of their making.  The autographic mark, the sign of the maker, is important in my practice.  They allow equivalents to be found to things in the visible world and allow the body-in-space to be made present.  Mark-making is freewheeling, experimental, open to experience.

I’m inspired by many artists who have incorporated gesture into their work.  From the blot landscapes of Alexander Couzens to the Zen inspired works of Brice Marden, there’s a wide spectrum of historic and contemporary practice which informs my work.

I hope that the artist’s gesture can in turn reach out and touch the viewer. 

CV & Education

Lives and Works:  London                                           

Education:

2001-2005 - BA Practice and Theory of Visual Art, Chelsea School of Art and Design, London

1999-2000 - Access into Art, Mary Ward Centre, London

Solo Exhibition:

2010 - Euston Station, Coloured Earth, London                              

Group Exhibitions:

2017 - Royal Scottish Academy, Open Exhibition, Edinburgh

2017 – Rabley Drawing Centre, SKETCH 2017, Marlborough then on tour

2017 – Bankside Gallery, Royal Watercolour Society Contemporary Watercolour Competition, London

2012 - London Open House, Covent Garden, London

2010 - Caledoniart, London

2008 - The Gallery at Willesden Green, London

2008 - Discerning Eye, Mall Galleries, London

2008 - Morley Gallery, London

2007 - Chichester Open, Chichester

2007 - Royal Birmingham Society of Artists Open, Birmingham

2006 - Lauderdale House, London

2006 - Mary Ward Centre, London

2006 - Chelsea School of Art and Design, Degree Show, London

2005 - Hampshire Art Fair

2003 - Menier Gallery, London

2000 - Mary Ward Centre, Access into Art Final Show, London

Open Studios:

2016-2017 - Borough of Ealing Art Trail (BEAT), London

2009-2017 - ACAVA Stewkley House Studios, Perivale, London