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Peter Owen
updated: 01/08/2010
website: www.peter-owen.com
 
   
 
 
     
 
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Untitled (Delft Wall Piece)
detail of Untitled (Delft Wall Piece)
detail of Untitled (Delft Wall Piece)
detail of Untitled (Delft Wall Piece)
detail of Untitled (Delft Wall Piece)
detail of Untitled (Delft Wall Piece)
Untitled (Delft Drawing 1)
Untitled (Delft Drawing 2)
Untitled (Delft Drawing 3)
Untitled (Delft Drawing 4)
Untitled (East Coast 1)
Untitled (East Coast 2)
Untitled (East Coast 3)
Untitled (East Coast 4)
Untitled (Jewelry District)
 
Portfolio Keywords:  architecture, mapping, urban, systems, landscape, information
 
 
Untitled (Delft Wall Piece) by Peter Owen
Untitled (Delft Wall Piece)
carpenter pencil / ink / house paint / mixed media
2009
120 " x  168 " 
detail of Untitled (Delft Wall Piece) by Peter Owen
detail of Untitled (Delft Wall Piece)
graphite, oil paint and mixed media on paper
2009
120 0 " x  168 0 " 
detail of Untitled (Delft Wall Piece) by Peter Owen
detail of Untitled (Delft Wall Piece)
carpenter pencil / ink / house paint / mixed media
2009
120 " x  168 " 
detail of Untitled (Delft Wall Piece) by Peter Owen
detail of Untitled (Delft Wall Piece)
carpenter pencil / ink / house paint / mixed media
2009
120 " x  168 " 
detail of Untitled (Delft Wall Piece) by Peter Owen
detail of Untitled (Delft Wall Piece)
carpenter pencil / ink / house paint / mixed media
2009
120 " x  168 " 
detail of Untitled (Delft Wall Piece) by Peter Owen
detail of Untitled (Delft Wall Piece)
graphite, oil paint and mixed media on paper
2008
0 " x  0 " 
Untitled (Delft Drawing 1) by Peter Owen
Untitled (Delft Drawing 1)
graphite on paper
2009
38 " x  52 " 
Untitled (Delft Drawing 2) by Peter Owen
Untitled (Delft Drawing 2)
graphite on paper
2009
38 " x  52 " 
Untitled (Delft Drawing 3) by Peter Owen
Untitled (Delft Drawing 3)
graphite on paper
2009
38 " x  52 " 
Untitled (Delft Drawing 4) by Peter Owen
Untitled (Delft Drawing 4)
graphite on paper
2009
38 " x  52 " 
Untitled (East Coast 1) by Peter Owen
Untitled (East Coast 1)
graphite, oil paint and mixed media on paper mounted on panel
2009
6 1/2 " x  6 1/2 "  x 1/2 " 
Untitled (East Coast 2) by Peter Owen
Untitled (East Coast 2)
graphite, oil paint and mixed media on paper mounted on panel
2009
6 1/2 " x  6 1/2 "  x 1/2 " 
Untitled (East Coast 3) by Peter Owen
Untitled (East Coast 3)
graphite, oil paint and mixed media on paper mounted on panel
2009
6 1/2 " x  6 3/8 "  x 1/2 " 
Untitled (East Coast 4) by Peter Owen
Untitled (East Coast 4)
graphite, oil paint and mixed media on paper mounted on panel
2009
6 1/2 " x  6 1/2 "  x 1/2 " 
Untitled (Jewelry District) by Peter Owen
Untitled (Jewelry District)
graphite, oil paint and mixed media on paper mounted on panel
2009
17 " x  18 1/2 "  x 1/2 " 

Artist Statement

I make drawings and paintings that are based on my daily experience in urban spaces – my walk to work, the skyline seen from my apartment, the errands run throughout the week. I keep a camera on me all the time, and throughout the day, I document where I am. Each photograph is quite ordinary, but holds significance for the part it plays in the mapping of my life. Details that might be overlooked, such as the curve of a lampost or the molding on a windowsill, are captured so that later on they can be incorporated into minutely detailed compositions. In a way, drawing is like retracing my steps. However, rather than trying to piece together a coherent, objective narrative, I work with layers of imagery. Buildings are overlaid atop one another and allowed to tangle together. Over time the layers obliterate parts of what is underneath, and the composition is woven out of hundreds of these daily recordings. I overload certain sections, and then counterbalance those areas with finely articulated, delicate structures - fire escapes, streetlights, the exposed pipes running through alleys. I am attempting to describe the experience of living in places that are constantly being transformed by construction and demolition.

Artist Bio / CV

 

Peter Owen

peterowen77@gmail.com

 

ONE AND TWO PERSON SHOWS

2009 5Traverse Gallery, Providence, RI

foundation id11, Delft, The Netherlands

Providence Art Windows, Providence, RI

2006 Friezen Gallery, Northwest Nazarene University, Nampa, ID

2005 Creative Artists Agency, Beverly Hills, CA

 

 

SELECTED GROUP SHOWS

2009 The Austerity Cookbook, The Soap Factory, Minneapolis, MN

De/Construct, 150 Chestnut, Providence, RI

Brenda Taylor Gallery, New York, NY

2008 Overhung, Concrete Walls, Los Angeles, CA

Considering the Monuments: Video from the East Coast, Urban Culture Project, Paragraph Gallery, Kansas City, MO

2007 F.U.E.L. Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

2006 The Fallout Gallery, Las Vegas, NV

Aligning With Abstract L.A.,  d.e.n. contemporary art, Culver City, CA

The Experimental Space, Long Island City, NY

artLA, Santa Monica, CA

2005 Collected Recordings, d.e.n. contemporary, Culver City, CA

Priceless, Claremont Graduate University, Claremont CA

2004 Over Hung, Concrete Walls, Los Angeles, CA

2003 After Hours, Dr. Maxine Merlino Gallery, CSLB, Long Beach, CA

99.99, Concrete Walls, Los Angeles, CA

2002 Propellor Centre for the Visual Arts, Toronto, Canada

2001 Biennial, Tacoma Art Museum, Tacoma, WA

 

PUBLICATIONS AND REVIEWS

Providence Journal, 4/02/2009

New American Paintings vol. 68, 2/2007

Art Week, 10/2005

Los Angeles Times, 7/15/05

Wegway magazine, 10/02

 

EDUCATION

1998-1999 Art Center College of Design, Pasadena, CA

 

 

RESIDENCIES

2009 foundation id11, Delft, The Netherlands

2008 Soaring Gardens, Pennsylvania 2008

 

COLLECTIONS

Blue Cross

Fidelity Investment