PETER GRONQUIST, A PAINTER AND SCULPTOR

 

JULY 25 - AUG 25

"ALL OF THE ABOVE"

SOLO EXHIBITION

 

ARTIST STATEMENT:

As an artist, Peter Gronquist makes it a point not to get tied up to any particular style or methodology. In filtering through his experiments with new materials, All of the Above brings together two distinct styles in both painting and sculpture.

The first consists of abstract, sometimes minimal and sometimes expressive drop box paintings. These explorations of color and form are highlighted from within the work itself by hand sanded plexiglass covers, allowing an ethereal glow that bounces onto the viewer as they stand before it.

The second body of work presents the artist’s further explorations with infinity mirrors. Gold sculptures encased in mirrors fade into the abyss in perfect clarity. The subject matter of each is enhanced by seemingly endless repetition of the forms, giving it a new depth that is unique from his efforts with his paintings.

About Peter Gronquist:

Born in 1979, American artist Peter Gronquist lives and works in Portland, OR after residing in Oakland, CA. He attended the School of Visual Art New York and received a BA in painting from San Francisco Art Institute in 2001. He has shown at The Pittsfield Museum of Art, Scope New York and Miami, and is collected internationally. He was recently named one of the top 10 new artists to collect by Business Insider.

 

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