3600 GBP / In stock.
Peter Newman, 2012
Enamel on aluminium, 76cm x 76cm x 5cm

Schemata is Newman's series of works on aluminium panels. Drawings are etched into a black painted surface to reveal silver metal underneath. The compositions range from chaotic and random noise to highly ordered geometry. The blackness of the panels signifies a void and the structures appear ex nihilo in an imagined three-dimensional field. The works are produced exactingly by hand, yet consciously reference an aesthetic of the machine. Each work describes a unique spatial formula; the structure of some relate to the shape of the panels on which they are presented, whereas others convey the language of mathematics and perspective. A layering of etched lines and a progression of forms suggest movement in time and space. The works celebrate the way in which complex ideas are represented and understood visually.

Peter Newman is a British, London based artist. Newman's works explore the human relationship to space and modernity through the use of a variety of media. Since graduating from Goldsmiths College University of London, he has exhibited extensively in London, Brussels, Hamburg, New York, Chicago and Tokyo. His work has been shown in London’s Trafalgar Square, Royal Festival Hall and Hayward Gallery and at The Guggenheim Museum in Venice. Newman’s video works were projected onto the exterior of the 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa, Japan for their inaugural exhibition in 2004. In 1999, he was awarded the Mark Rothko travel scholarship, and subsequently in 2005 he received an artist award from the Arts Council of England. His work is part of the public and private collections of MUDAM, Museum of Modern Art, Luxembourg; 21st Century Museum for Contemporary Art, Kanazawa, Japan; The Cleveland Clinic, Goldman Sachs, Fidelity, Land Securities and Great Portland Estates. Permanent installations of his work, Skystation are installed in Cambridge, UK, and also at the Riverlight development designed by Rogers, Stirk and Harbour on the south bank in Nine Elms, London.