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Peter Krebs
updated: 06/18/2010
website: www.culturecurrent.com/peter
 
   
 
 
     
 
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San Angelo 3
Rear Window
Belmont Bridge
For Glen Rubsamen
For Lindsey Mears
Sentinel
Strange Flowers
Solstice song
Aspirant
Polination
May 19
Colloquium
Clerestory
Dream Catcher
City mouse, country mouse
 
Portfolio Keywords:  landscape, spiritual, meditative, memory, figurative, urban, nature, organic
 
 
San Angelo 3 by Peter Krebs
San Angelo 3
Scratch Board (oil pastel on inked mat board)
2010
4" x  6" 
Rear Window by Peter Krebs
Rear Window
Scratch Board (oil pastel on inked mat board)
2010
4" x  6" 
Belmont Bridge by Peter Krebs
Belmont Bridge
Scratch Board (oil pastel on inked mat board)
2010
4" x  6" 
For Glen Rubsamen by Peter Krebs
For Glen Rubsamen
Scratch Board (oil pastel on inked mat board)
2010
4" x  6" 
For Lindsey Mears by Peter Krebs
For Lindsey Mears
Scratch Board (oil pastel on inked mat board)
2010
4 " x  6 " 
Sentinel by Peter Krebs
Sentinel
Oil pastel on painted birch plywood
2008
24" x  24" 
Strange Flowers by Peter Krebs
Strange Flowers
Charcoal and hard pastel on painted birch plywood
2008
24" x  24" 
Solstice song by Peter Krebs
Solstice song
Oil pastel on stained birch plywood
2008
24" x  24" 
Aspirant by Peter Krebs
Aspirant
charcoal on painted birch plywood
2006
48" x  48"  x .5" 
Polination by Peter Krebs
Polination
magic markerr, charcoal on painted plywood
2006
48" x  48"  x .5" 
May 19 by Peter Krebs
May 19
Oil pastel on stained birch plywood
2008
48" x  48" 
Colloquium by Peter Krebs
Colloquium
charcoal on birch plywood
2006
48" x  48"  x .5" 
Clerestory by Peter Krebs
Clerestory
charcoal on painted masonite
2007
16" x  46" 
Dream Catcher by Peter Krebs
Dream Catcher
Charcoal on painted masonite
2008
18" x  40" 
City mouse, country mouse by Peter Krebs
City mouse, country mouse
ink on painted masonite
2007
19" x  38" 

Artist Statement

My drawings, prints, and scratch boards probe the membrane between Earth and sky, terrestrial life and the vast beyond. Tree canopies, silhouetted treelines, and occasional human interferences such as telephone poles act simultaneously as intermediaries and embodiments of the aspiration toward that infinite mystery.

 

Ranging in scale from tiny to gigantic, and often designed to be presented high on the wall or on the ceiling, they recall childhood afternoons on the grass, gazing upward through a net of foliage, or a glance toward the darkening horizon when it is time to run home for supper.

 

Our shared affinity with trees predates history, reaching back to primate ancestors who lived among them. Even still, forests and reforestation hold the key to our species’ survival. I can feel that synergy when I work and I’m glad to be part of an endless chain of precedent that will always be contemporary and relevant.

Artist Bio / CV
Peter Krebs was born 1971 in Kansas and grew up in suburban Washington, DC. He was a National Merit scholar at the Blair math/science magnet school and went to night school at the Maryland College of Art and Design. He matriculated to the College of William and Mary, with dual concentrations of Fine Arts and Western Civilization. Peter spent his junior year in Montpellier, France, where he studied drawing and Art History, and graduated from William and Mary in 1993 with High Honors.

After college he settled in Washington, DC and quickly established himself in the cultural community there, exhibiting his work and founding artist co-ops, roundtables, and salons. After extended stays in Pittsburgh and Paris, Peter relocated to the Williamsburg neighborhood of Brooklyn, NY. After building a reputation as a stone carver and community organizer, the birth of his son in 2003 led Peter to return to his roots as a two-dimensional artist and reawakened his interest in the natural world.

In June, 2009, Peter moved with his wife and son to Charlottesville, VA where he currently resides. He exhibits nationally with solo gallery shows in Washington, Paris, New York, and Virginia. He has attended the Vermont Studio Center and the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, is represented in many viewing libraries and is currently in residence at the McGuffey Art Center.