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.

Table / Cloth

Art, Contemporary, Dutch Contemporain Artist, Mixed media, Moderne kunst, Object art, Sculpture

As a starting point I took a detail of a heavy tablecloth or carpet as shown often on paintings from 17th century, like a Vermeer for example. I’ve always loved the way in which the heavy carpet on these tables fall down the corner of the table and how it makes a sculptural form on the floor. Also the colorful pattern is important here, but more in a suggestive way that you see what is left over from the detailed design when it folds. The pattern of the tablecloth is more abstract and without figurative details.

Hypo

Art, Collage, Mixed media, Painting, Photo, portrait

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A photo work with myself as part of the composition. The image is about spaces, to be a part of the space. It is about being part of the environment your in.  Which doesn’t always mean you are being seen. You can also be a mayor part of something but at the same time be in another place.  The head under the curtain emphasizes on concentration of own thoughts.

Is the person looking outside through a window an active element in the room or is he secondary to the room he is part of. What does he see what we can’t or cannot be a part of, only in our imagination.

I called the work Hypo, which is the greek word for under.

The work ( a combination of photo and paint on canvas) is my contribution in a competition for the Christine Award 2018 at Nieuwe Akademie Utrecht.

Which is about making a photo ( work ) which includes yourself in any way or another

photo and acryl on canvas 20 x 30 cm August Robin Peters 2018

Versie 2

 

 

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