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This Window – Printmaking Exhibition – Bristol

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This is the first time my work has been exhibited in Bristol – A place where I studied, rehearsed with ‘Finish The Story‘ and met Veronica Henry.

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Quotes:
“Take up a radical position with Peter Bright, who is borderline anarchic in his thinking and equally bold in his art.” Andrea Charters

“I keep thinking about George Braque who learnt artificial wood graining from his time as a decorator; the story goes that he taught Picasso and these painted renderings of wood surface became a staple of cubism” John Myers

I have got several of my latest prints on show at Bar Chocolat, a cafe in Bristol.

Why not meet up with friends and relax for a while with something from their classic café menu if you are in the area.

Soak up the cosy atmosphere and maybe buy a print?

19 The Mall
Clifton Village
Bristol
BS8 4JG

Telephone: 0117 974 7000

Map to Bar Chocolat Cafe?


Print on paperGeorge Braque was born on 13 May 1882, in Argenteuil, Val-d’Oise. He grew up in Le Havre and trained to be a house painter and decorator like his father and grandfather. He also studied (real) painting during evenings at the École des Beaux-Arts, in Le Havre, from about 1897 to 1899. In Paris, he was an apprentice to a decorator and was awarded his certificate in 1902.

Early works were impressionistic, but after seeing the work of the “Fauves” (Beasts) in 1905, Braque adopted a their Fauvist style. This  group  included Henri Matisse and André Derain  etc. Their use of bright, vivid and brilliant colors was their  response to the emotional side of artistic representation.

Braque’s paintings of 1908–1913 reflected a new interest in geometry and simultaneous (multi) perspective. He conducted an intense study of the effects of light,  perspective and the technical means that painters use to represent these effects, seeming to question the most standard of artistic conventions.  This was the beginning of Cubism… (?)

Biography Contributions Exhibitions

Screen Print in – the ASWARA Gallery, Kuala Lumpur #printmaking

My Screen print was in the “Works on Paper” Exhibition at the ASWARA Gallery,  National Arts & Heritage Academy (ASWARA),  Kuala Lumpur,  MALAYSIA  -  February 1 – 29 2012

Screen print over ink wash

Peter Bright (aka This Window)

The goal of ink and wash painting is not simply to reproduce the appearance of the subject, but to capture its soul. To paint a horse, the ink wash painting artist must understand its temperament better than its muscles and bones. To paint a flower, there is no need to perfectly match its petals and colors, but it is essential to convey its liveliness and fragrance. East Asian ink wash painting may be regarded as an earliest form of expressionistic art that captures the unseen.

Ink wash painting. (2012, February 22). In Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Retrieved 07:55, March 7, 2012, from http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Ink_wash_painting&oldid=477731523
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Yes I can paint realism – I simply choose not to

My friends and clients are always shocked when I suddenly present (in front of them) a ‘painting from life’ – just because I appear to produce slap-dash imagery as my main artistic process and thrust doesn’t mean I haven’t mastered the basic fundamental  skills of ‘traditional’ painting and drawing.

Artists and teachers have argued for years that to fully understand the processes required in creating non-representational art, a knowledge of basic representational tricks is vital – to be able to imitate the real world is useful when trying to turn your back on it.

Peter Bright (aka This Window)

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One of my still life paintings hanging on a wall in Worcestershire.

Oil paint on paper – 20″ x 16″

Representation is the use of signs that stand in for and take the place of something else. It is through representation that people organize the world and reality through the act of naming its elements. Signs are arranged in order to form semantic constructions and express relations.

For many philosophers, both ancient and modern, man is regarded as the “representational animal” or homo symbolicum, the creature whose distinct character is the creation and the manipulation of signs – things that “stand for” or “take the place of” something else.

Representation (arts). (2012, February 7). In Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Retrieved 07:45, March 7, 2012, from http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Representation_(arts)&oldid=475632185

Contributions Exhibitions News

‘Offset’ – West Buckland School – #printmaking

Below are a couple of my most recent exhibition contributions:

Here is an image of mine that was exhibited at The Alabama Art Kitchen (An Art Collective) 2626 University Blvd. Tuscaloosa, AL 35401, USA, during February 2012.


Peter Bright @ Cheim & Read

The Church of England

Has Jesus cast out the money lenders from the temple or is he charging rent?

This is the print of mine that was exhibited at Cheim & Read, 547 W 25th Street, New York, USA. (January 2012)

I was delighted to be included in this exhibition which also featured artworks by Jeff Koons, Yoko Ono, John Waters, Donald Baechler, Marilyn Minter, Ed Ruscha, Polly Apfelbaum, Adam Fuss  and Kiki Smith.

I will be exhibiting at least three new prints at an exhibition called, ‘Offset‘. Offset is an exhibition of prints by North Devon Artists at West Buckland School which starts March 5th.