Semi lockdown pt.2

Art, assemblage, Beeldende Kunst, Contemporary Art, Mixed media, Moderne kunst, Painting

This second work, was made as a second part of the previous posted work titled; Lockdown part 1. It was originated during the semi lockdown in the fall of last year and has parallels with the situation in which it was created. It felt two sided, just like the pandemic in which we were set back from our daily life. The basics for the work were set by the first work and therefore it seemed easy to make another work. But just als the second period of lockdown it felt extra tough to maintain the concentration in the work and the need to be created. Although confusion and asking questions about creating work is not easy but at the end always good for making decisions.

This work received an honorable mention from galerie Biesenbach in Cologne during one of the ‘Open Calls’ for their online ‘Art Matters 2’ exhibition.

Stills from the lost video

Art, assemblage, August Peters, Beeldende Kunst, Contemporary, Dutch Contemporain Artist, Mixed media, Moderne kunst, Object art, Photo, Sculpture, Stil Life, Video

These pictures were shot on location, during filming my artworks for the short video ‘Lost in pandemie’ which you can see in the previous blog. Personally, I like the pictures so much that I wanted to show them in a solo blog. Just for the esthetics of the photo’s. To me they both capture the feeling of totally left and lost in a setting and on the other hand, they seems to immerse naturally in the environment of streets, concrete, building waste and other decors of outside settings. Pictures taken in may 2020.

Lost & Found Series One

Art, assemblage, Beeldende Kunst, Dutch Contemporain Artist, Mixed media, Object art, photograpy, Stil Life

I started to make these assemblages from februari 2020 until november 2020 using photographs of building waste in a container on the street. Finding a way to use these photo’s I first started with framing of the image. Most of them are blown out of proportion to find a new composition in which the origin in less obvious. Along with changing the cadre the context changes. It’s not just building waste anymore but more an abstract composition which make you see spaces within the picture. To make a layering and even to surprise myself in the assemblage, I added materials, such as found wood, plastic bottle mini sculptures or just pieces of different wooden slats, some new, some old. This all led to found works with lost materials.

three works.

Art, assemblage, Contemporary, Mixed media, Painting

Left in the corner top: ‘Conversation’ 2017/2020. Mixed media. Acryl on canvas, cardboard, acryl lacquer, wooden slats. 30x40x4cm. August Robin Peters.

Left in the corner bottom: ‘A night in Tunisia’ 2020. Mixed media. Wooden panel, cardboard, acryl lacquer, eco-line, sandpaper, wooden slats. 22x30x6cm. August Robin Peters.

Right: ‘Totem’ 2019. Mixed media. Cardboard, acryl lacquer, torn canvas, wooden frame. 30x40cm. August Robin Peters

Conversation and A night in Tunisia are currently on display on the exposition ‘Gevonden werk – Found work’ in the gallery of Cultura Ede, the Netherlands.

All works are for sale, please message me by mail if you’re interested. augustpeters@icloud.com

Atlantis

Art, Art on paper, assemblage, Beeldende Kunst, Collage, Contemporary, Dutch Contemporain Artist, Landscape, Mixed media, works on paper
‘Atlantis’ 20×30 cm. Eco-line on water-colour paper, cardboard, newspaper, sandpaper, canvas, acryl paint.

August Robin Peters 2019

This little piece originally started as a water-colour experiment somewhere in 2015. Last year I started to work with unfinished pieces and tried to re-arrange the composition by tearing, cutting, adding all sorts of paper. To me it was kind of meditative to work on something completely different and very satisfying to work towards a defined and definitive form. I called it Atlantis. if you want you can see a hand rising from the water.

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.

Composition with boxes

Art, assemblage, Collage, Mixed media, Object art, Painting, Photo, Sculpture, Stil Life

 

Several works coming from one composition made with different kind of boxes. From a flat work on paper with paint, through a combination with digital approach into a two dimensional work on paper and a three dimensional work in mixed media, where the actual boxes are placed into a bigger box.

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digital fotoprint ca.30×45 cm

With the digital version I could enter a more graphic and sharper background than possible with paint. Which made me realize the importance of the composition and the scale of the items shown. If you make some parts smaller or bigger, the rest-space-changes and sometimes makes the composition weaker or stronger.

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Acryl on paper ca. 50×60 cm

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Acryl on paper and board paper and paper tea box ca.60x80cm

Rests-space take an important role, as you can see in the most abstract version painted on wood. The forms become more important and with less details. Beside the fact that they change form and become something on their own.  The originally tea boxes and  other packaging material also become an interesting form to look at. On one hand they are flat and have, at the same time the illusion of a dimensional form. The playing between flat and non flat keeps me occupied and fascinated.

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Acryl, oil, nail polish and sticker on wood ca. 70×65 cm

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Digital photo print ca.30x45cm