Peter Booth is one of the key late-twentieth-century Australian artists. He was born in Sheffield, England, in 1940. The son of a steelworker, he was familiar with the industrial landscape of northern England at an early age.
He attended the Sheffield College of Art before his family emigrated to Australia in 1958. There, Booth worked as a laborer for several years and then entered the National Gallery School in Melbourne. In the early 1970s, Booth painted hard-edged abstractions of dark rectangles, primarily in black to signify social alienation. By 1977, however, he had begun working in figurative and landscape imagery as well as abstraction, and he continues to explore both directions to this day.
On loan from Spiegelworld Impresario Extraordinaire’s private collection.
Oil on canvas
This piece was about the posture of the person and how it connected to a natural element like green leaves.I elongated the neck to give the figure a bird-like quality and softness. I enjoy letting the watercolor bleed and move on its own and then I go back in to add structure. Shereene Fogenay was born […]
A “holy” portrait of being a modern day artist and performer in Las Vegas. Over the course of the nearly 11 minute video loop, Heidi transforms in and out of being Elvis from inside a neon shrine. The sculpture is about identity, performance, transformation and the labor that goes into being an artist.