Art, Beeldende Kunst, Contemporary, Moderne kunst, Sculpture

Here are some pictures of my first series of sculptured cardboard boxes, build up in a composition. You can look at these installations as if you were looking at an abstract painting with different colors and dimensions. When you walk around they give a different sight depending on the way you look at them. To me that was something that was an extra gift, when I put the individually made forms together as one image. There is so much more to do with it, the possibilities are endless, like a lego set of stones.

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Sculptures Series One

Art, assemblage, Beeldende Kunst, Contemporary, Dutch Contemporain Artist, Mixed media, Moderne kunst, Object art, Painting, Sculpture

I started to make these sculptures out of cardboard box material to satisfy my need to make a three dimensional form. I wanted to build a form, shape that could be interesting to look at and at the same time would not represent anything in the sense of a subject. In these pictures the cardboard sculptures are presented as a solo form but in a bigger scale I want to make a composition as if it was an abstract painting. The fascination for these forms origin in the fact that i collect tiny boxes and packing material. Most of the time I unfold them and study their forms as if it were patterns of clothing. By making small adjustments in the shape, by cutting it, building it with other parts, glueing it together again, another form starts to reappear and they begin to speak for itself.

Sculptured boxes, Different sizes, August Robin Peters, 03/2019, Cardboard, Acryl paint.

De magie van het maken


A very personal review of a visitor to the NAU End Expo last month by Marianne Plug

Marianne Plug

“Dat rode ding aan de muur! Mooi he!” Ik wijs naar een kunstwerk aan een van de wanden van Loods 6 in Amsterdam. Ik ben op de eindexpositie van de Nieuwe Akademie Utrecht (NAU, ‘mijn’ academie) en val meteen voor het werk van August Robin Peters. Hij schildert, installeert en maakt sculpturen.  Van karton, doek, lappen stof, plastic flesjes, alles in helle kleuren.  Tof. Vooral dat rode ding. Het beeld dwarrelt nog dagenlang door mijn hoofd.

august robin peters(‘het rode ding’, hier in een andere opstelling)

“Kijk, deze!”  Vriendin Cheryl wijst naar een werk van mij, in Galerie Agnes Raben in Vorden.  “Deze vertelt een heel verhaal.”  Het gaat om een vrij minimalistische collage, in felle kleurtjes,  groen,  geel en zwart.  We staan ons allebei te verwonderen. Maf is dat toch. Of nee, beter gezegd: magisch is dat toch.

Dat kunst kan bestaan uit een rood geschilderde en vervormde kartonnen doos. Of…

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Art, Collage, Contemporary, photograpy

These photo collages are a study of form and an inspiration for sculptural works. I have a fascination for the shapes, size and rhythm of these beautiful rhododendrons. To me they can also be enjoyed just for what they are. One of many important structures of bedding that shape the environment which we live in or spaces we pass through, especially parks. By using these photo’s in a collage manner of working, I was able to move them just the way I wanted. Will be continued….

Cut-out works on paper

Art, Collage, Contemporary, Landscape, works on paper

These cut-out works on paper came as a result of a longing to bring simple forms and shapes together with a more picturesque background, cluster together as one group of forms in an imaginaire landscape. They could be a border of plants or architectural buildings or big stones.

Studies on composition, material and image