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Peter Konsterlie
updated: 08/18/2013
website: www.konsterlie.net
 
   
 
 
     
 
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Eye Ball Kid
Less Skin
Ahhhh
Skull Side
Full Frontal
Tubes
Pain in the Neck
Predictable Stain
Lung
Indelible Noise
space ghost
 
 
Portfolio Keywords:  anatomy, conceptual, systems, pattern, science
 
 
Eye Ball Kid by Peter Konsterlie
Eye Ball Kid
mixed
2007
18 " x  24 "  x 3/4 " 
Less Skin by Peter Konsterlie
Less Skin
mixed
2006
18 " x  24 "  x 3/4 " 
Ahhhh by Peter Konsterlie
Ahhhh
mixed
2007
18 " x  24 " 
Skull Side by Peter Konsterlie
Skull Side
mixed
2007
24 " x  18 " 
Full Frontal by Peter Konsterlie
Full Frontal
mixed
2007
24 " x  18 " 
Tubes by Peter Konsterlie
Tubes
mixed medium
2007
24" x  24"  x 1" 
Pain in the Neck by Peter Konsterlie
Pain in the Neck
mixed medium
2007
24" x  24"  x 1" 
Predictable Stain by Peter Konsterlie
Predictable Stain
mixed medium
2008
24" x  24"  x 1" 
Lung by Peter Konsterlie
Lung
mixed medium
2007
24" x  24"  x 1" 
Indelible Noise by Peter Konsterlie
Indelible Noise
mixed medium
2008
30" x  30"  x 1" 
space ghost by Peter Konsterlie
space ghost
mixed
2013
30" x  30"  x 2" 

Artist Statement


Thursday 3rd of May, 2007
Medical Systems
This series is a statement to a loved one’s medical treatment and illness. Though not sentimental, it is an illustration of emotions through anatomical paintings.
The illustrations were a beautiful source, and a great opportunity to let the details and the subtleties speak.
The beautiful blood veins and organs stood out in a perfectly pleasant day.
Technical, I was reducing my way of painting by using more line and pattern. Lines have always been a very important element in my work. The black markers brought out a diagram quality in the work. The hand written medical terms and directional lines became as much of the composition as the subject matter. A visual aid that is ironic because they're mostly unreadable and only health care professionals would be able to decipher their meaning. The drips of paint and spray- paint patterns became a structure for the images to break through, and to be a part of. I use tag sale items and unwanted household kitchen stuff to make patterns. Growing up I loved artists who used assemblage as their way of creating. As an adult, I feel the days of Rauschenberg are over. I want to make a “whole” painting, not a composition of parts. PATTERN BUILDS STRUCTURE and repeating pattern has power. The dots are a reference to Lichtenstein but not specificity for that, is to celebrate the difference between the automatic marks and the gestural brush work.

Artist Bio / CV
Peter Konsterlie credits a single painting class with deciding his artistic direction. He earned a BFA from Minneapolis College of Art an Design and attended Pratt Institute in Brooklyn NY. His series One Week’s Casualties, 240 portraits of U.S. soldiers who died during one week of the Vietnam War, ws shown at the Plains Art Museum, and in New Art International. His work has been seen a venues such as the Aldrich Museum CT, Sarah Bowen Gallery, Williamsberg, NY, Housatonic Museum of Art, Bridgeport, CT and Westport Art Center where he received honors.