A framed composition with three boxes

Art, assemblage, Beeldende Kunst, Contemporary Art, Dutch Contemporain Artist, Mixed media, Moderne kunst, Object art, Paper Art
Composition with packaging box No. 31, No. 32 & No. 34 – Cardboard, paint, paper and wood – August Robin Peters – 2020/2022 (This work is sold)

In this work I realized a new composition existing out of individual pieces which are combined together to create a new image. The frame is made of old left-over pieces of wood and combined with new parts.

The frame that is holding the 3 boxes and 1 little one is constructed to accommodate the composition boxes, which are commutable, because you can simply pull them out and change them for another and make your own combination. The shape and design are inspired on fruit and vegetables baskets as you see them presented in markets or grocery stores.

I wanted to emphasize the heritage of the painted boxes which are made of packaging materials coming from the world of consuming.

Playing with houses

Art, Art on paper, Collage, Contemporary, Painting

Painting on paper – Acryl and collage on heavy paper. 50x65cm. August Robin Peters. February 2022.

During a stay in the early spring of 2021 in Ameland, I made some little drawings of the house I was staying. The holiday house was simple and basically an archetype of what a house is. A space with room for a lot of basic functions. The surroundings are so important when you’re staying on one of these Dutch “waddeneilanden” situated in the north of The Netherlands. It’s almost as if the house is a synonym for the resting mind, so open to everything you see or hear to come in and go out the house, like a breeze, a thought, almost working as a sponge. I tried to captured that feeling in this work. All the windows and see through elements and abstractions make the subject becoming more that just a house in an envirioment. It is a playful way of portraying a house.

Compositions on cardboard boxes series pt.5

Art, Art on paper, Beeldende Kunst, Compositions, Contemporary Art, Dutch Contemporain Artist, Mixed media, Object art, Small paintings
Composition Box No.31. acryl on cardboard.
August Robin Peters 2021 (sold/verkocht)
Composition Box no.33. Acryl en canvas on cardboard.
August Robin Peters 2022.
Composition Box No 32. Acryl and oil on cardboard.
August Robin Peters 2021
Composition Box No 34. Acryl and canvas on cardboard.
August Robin Peters 2022. (sold/verkocht)

Good Intensions

Art, Beeldende Kunst, Contemporary Art, Mixed media, Painting
‘Good Intentions’ 30x40cm. Wood, cardboard, polyurethaan, paint. August Robin Peters 11/2021

A deconstruction op a ‘verspakket’ packaging. Through working with packaging boxes for my small compositions, this one came out parallel during the proces of making. A very old and not finished painting on a wooden panel became the background for this non narrative work. it is the first time that I used the packaging on a non dimensional scale, in spite of good intentions the black ‘ribbon’ made it 3-dimension again, because I felt it worked too strong not to be part of it.

Sculptural cardboard boxes as small art-objects

Art, Beeldende Kunst, Contemporary Art, Mixed media, Object art, Small paintings

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Compositions on cardboard packaging boxes part 4.

Art, assemblage, Contemporary Art, Dutch Contemporain Artist, Object art, Small paintings

Different outcomes with all the same packaging boxes from an AH verspakket, de-folded and re-arranged with an exploratory attitude to see what ingredients you can set out to make a painting without narrative.

Framed work composition no. 22

Art, Art on paper, Beeldende Kunst, Collage, Contemporary Art, Paper Art, Small paintings, works on paper

This small framed painting is nummer 22 from the series, made with a de-folded cardboard packaging box. The work sizes 16 x 22cm and the wooden frame is 20 x 28 cm and comes with anti-glared glass. The collage contains pieces of a polyurethaan grocery bag and pieces of cardboard molded om the surface with paint used as glue. The image is build up harmoniously in different stages and can be turned all four sides, upside down, any which way you like it best. In the spirit of #artistsupportpledge, I can offer this small work for sale at a price of 150,- incl.

Composition No. 22, Framed. August Robin Peters, 2021.

Framed Works for Artist Support Pledge

Art, Collage, Contemporary Art, Painting, Paper Art, Small paintings

I started to make these framed works in the late winter of 2020, when pandemie still ruled the world and initiatives to put artists in the spotlight came across, such as artist support pledge. The plan was simple. Make an artwork to sell and share it on social media by using the hash-tack #artistsupportpledge. Which I did on my instagram account and sold 5 works. The price has to be under 200,- and if you sell for 1000,- in total, you pledge to buy another artwork of one of your colleagues. This was all to support artists in the time when every gallery was closed and there was no other way to exhibit your art. You can all read about it on www.artistsupportpledge.com

The compositions were a real experiment for me to work with. It was such a simple subject by using a packaging box from cardboard, which I unfold to make it as a canvas and use the rest pieces cardboard to make the compositions. Along the way, when im painting and things start to happen, other materials came into the picture. Every work stands on his own by the different appearances, but they come from the same process. That makes me want to continue still, because every little stroke of paint, little added pieces of paper, make such a difference. It changes all the time, till the work is completely balanced for me.

These framed works come in a wooden frame with glare-free glass and are friendly priced 150,- euro (inc. vat) The frame (20x28cm or 21x30cm) comes in natural wood, white or black and is included in the price. 

If your interested i’m always happy to answer your questions you might have. Send me an email on august_robin@hotmail.com