Peter Geerts

Peter Geerts

Netherlands

Synthetic concretism | fusion between the monochrome and the painterly gesture

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For perception without preoccupation silence is important to me and this reflects in my paintings. My work also deals with my emotional bond with shapes, materials and colours in which I always strive for a certain contrast that expresses a sense of 'being affected' that I recognize in myself and things around me. It is this 'Synthetic concretism' wherein I strive for a fusion, within concrete painting, between the monochrome and the painterly gesture and thus give new meaning to the concept of painting within the fundamental imagery.

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Quote Review: "Geerts excels in his use of colour, tonal contrast and composition but most especially in his masterly application of paint."

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And: "Above all, his use of colour and form resound - quietly but insistently - with a sense of being ‘exactly where they should be, and nowhere else'."

...© 2010 Noord Hollands Dagblad, Lida Bonnema, artcritic

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