Sunday, 31 January 2010

Peter Campus

Peter Campus
Inflections: changes in light and colour around Ponquogue Bay, 2009

Such engagement with a broader history of the arts and in particular painting is what's particularly striking about the artist's new series of works. In Inflections: changes in light and colour around Ponquogue Bay(2009), static, slowed down videos shot on the Ponquogue Bay - on the south shore of Long Island, New York, where Campus lives - are digitally altered to create abstract landscapes. In the work we find Campus' distinctive interest in technological experimentation coupled with a strong concern for formal composition, the result being hypnotic images, suspended between painting and video, stillness and movement. The work not only confirm Campus' ongoing preoccupation with new technologies but most importantly it creates new, unexpected possibilities of painterly abstraction for video.

Three Transitions by Peter Campus

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