Peter Carrick’s elongated, feminine figures find themselves wrapped up in various states of affection or melancholy, poised in surreal landscapes or domestic settings. Influenced by the effects of light and composition in High Renaissance painting, and the flowing sections of Futurism, he combines deep stains of colour with contemporary imagery, such as the disco ball, to illustrate cinematic moments.
After drawing personal experiences from memory painting gives freedom to add personified objects, symbols and pareidolia to create strangely intimate works using paint and glass.
b.1995, Chipping Norton, lives and works in London, UK
Exhibitions: New Flesh, Tower Gallery, London 2015;
UNIT CPG Gallery London, 2016; Camberwell College of Arts Final Show, London 2017; What a Tangled Web, Guts Gallery, London 2018; Nocturne, Cavalcanti, London 2019;
YAC Selects, Virtual, 2020; Blue 22 Volume 1, APT Gallery, London 2021; Art on a Postcard Winter Exhibition, London 2021;Cruel Intentions, Arusha Gallery, London 2021
Education: October 2014-2017 – BA (Hons) Painting, Camberwell College of Arts
Awards: Shortlisted Clyde and Co Art Award 2017
Dr Martens Artist of the Month commission