Augustenburg

Art, assemblage, Beeldende Kunst, Collage, Contemporary Art, Dutch Contemporain Artist, Landscape, Mixed media, Object art, Painting, photograpy, Small paintings

Van een foto van een werk. Een landschap waar ik vorig jaar zomer doorheen liep in Denemarken, het park rondom het landgoed ‘Augustenborg’. Ik werd getroffen door de werking van de grote bomen en schaduwen rondom het pad dat om de burcht ligt. Ik wilde de foto niet één of één reproduceren maar had wel steeds de impressie in mijn hoofd tijdens het ontstaan van dit werk. Gecombineerd van gevonden stukjes hout en toegevoegde panelen en restmaterialen. Het is een combinatie geworden van abstract, impressionistisch en best figuratief voor mijn doen. Soms kun je niet om een boom heen.

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.

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

Control Alt Delete

Art, Art on paper, Beeldende Kunst, Collage, Contemporary, Moderne kunst

Two new works. I started to pick up left over pieces op paper, which were partley on the floor, combining them with other paper related materials. it became a collage with layering, cutting away parts I didn’t like. Adding paint or cut-out parts of packaging, left-over parts of wooden sticks, a shopping bag from Salisbury, sandpaper, cardboard shoe mold. Sometimes i even made up stuff which look like they belong in the image. To me it’s controlled chaos, in the end its harmony, but still with a rhythm….

‘Control’ 52,5×53,5cm. Mixed media. Paper collage. December 2019. August Robin Peters.
‘Jam’ 54x62cm. Mixed media. Paper collage. Maart 2020. August Robin Peters.

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.

Rhododendron

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.