What is your D n a ?

Art, assemblage, Beeldende Kunst, Contemporary Art, installation art, Mixed media, Moderne kunst, Object art, Paper Art
August Robin Peters 2022 – What is your D.N.A. ? – Mixed media

This installation is made of 25 compositions on cardboard boxes, made between 2020 and 2022. The method of making and the ingredients are the same. The outcome is very different and variable. It made me think of the human D.N.A. How we all are made of the same but differ so much from each other.

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.

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.

All is well

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

I started this work out of a unrecognasible stain, because of the first painting, which kept coming through, despite off layers of gesso and decided to let it be a starting point for this painting. The shape of an imaginary piece of exotic fruit came to mind. It became somewhat the root of this composition in which I felt it wanted to be flowing and organic. In this painting, paint is combined with collage and drawing, when you look close you can see it containes beads, ripped off cardboard and wooden parts. This work was send to an open call competition for the foundation villa Seurat in Paris. The competition had the theme ‘nature reasserts itself’

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