Peter Clossick

Peter Clossick
peter.clossick@gmail.com
www.peterclossick.com


Trees surround us and are part of our everyday lives and I believe embodiment and trees are one and the same. There is a power in painting, within the act, and trees inside the subject provide organic interest. Just like another human being, through direct contact with the world, as a diary of life. My purpose is to seek the essence and not the outward appearance, to derive essential truths and make an image that works.

Peter Clossick
Arch Farm, Penzance, Oil on Board, 2015, 70x60cm

Peter Clossick
North Devon Valley, Oil on Canvas, 2008, 68x78cm


Clossick’s ideas change in the process of working and experimentation on the canvas, opening up a more imaginative world. He revels in exciting and unlimited possibilities, the freedoms and attendant risks which are open to the artist. He wants to capture a sense of the relationship between himself and the subject rather than describing the external appearance, the edge of things. The work is experienced as the basis of self, and its relationship to the spaces around it, the mysteries, quandaries and delights, the ontology of our existence. It is a two-way interaction which is not from the outside looking in, but from the inside looking out. 

Extract from "Peter Clossicks Moving Gaze" essay, by Corinna Lotz Oct 2016


Au cours du processus de travail et d'expérimentation sur la toile, les idées de Clossick se modifient et s’ouvrent à un univers plus imaginatif. Il savoure les possibilités passionnantes et illimitées ouvertes à l'artiste, il se délecte des libertés offertes et des risques qui les accompagnent. Plutôt que de décrire l’apparence extérieure et le contour des choses, il veut capter une part de la relation entre le sujet et lui-même. Le travail est éprouvé comme le fondement du soi et de sa relation aux espaces qui l’entourent, aux mystères, aux difficultés et aux délices, à l'ontologie de notre existence. Il s'agit d'une interaction réciproque, où l’on ne regarde pas en soi de l’extérieur, mais où l’on observe dehors de l’intérieur.

Extrait de « Peter Clossicks Moving Gaze », essai par Corinna Lotz, octobre 2016