February 3, 2010


The exhibition will be Peter Eastman´s first solo exhibition in Johannesburg.
A series of 16 Portraits of different sizes.

Examples for Titles: Widower, the Unemployed Officer, the Architects Daughter
The visual paradox being that the Portraits are entirely black works that are only visible by the light that illuminates and reflects the painting. The image is only visible from a certain point of view and changes depending on ones view point. The literal paradox being that the titles or descriptions of the persons will always only be a part of the picture, that there is always something hidden or something more, and something contradictory.

All works are painted with oil, enamel and resin on aluminum. The backgrounds are black oil paint, the faces made with shiny reflective enamel. The relief of the lines is created by resin dripped onto the surface.

The exhibition runs from 11 FEBRUARY - 13 MARCH 2010

‘The artist refuses to impose any narrative or representational meaning to his imagery... Even when using the same image over and over again, the pictures are never about the same thing... The reflections become part of the image and alter in different situations and with varying light. The colours of the painting are never final.' Michael Stevenson and Annabel Rosholt, Moving in Time and Space Michael Stevenson Contemporary 2003

Co|Op is located at 68 Juta Street, Braamfontein, Johannesburg
Wednesday to Friday 10:00 – 17:00
Saturday 10:00 – 14:00
Or by appointment. Call +27 11 023 0336 for more information or log on the website

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