October 26 – November 23
thursday – saturday
works on paper
and Nachtfalter book launch.
Peter Vos (1975 Utrecht) is known for his paintings of landscapes – primarily mountain scenes – and for his later portraits and paintings of animals. Now, he has turned his attention to drawing, concentrating on ink and water colour on paper, an immediate and transparent medium. Over the last two years, Vos has developed and perfected this technique. The final result comprises many elements that are evocative of previous work, although now considered from an entirely new vantage point.
Vos’s decision to pursue drawing derives from his long-standing interest in illustrated books, hand-drawn decorations and applied drawing in general. The focus on drawing also stems from Vos’s desire to move away from his painting, in which he elevated his subjects to the sublime, to integrate more narrative elements in his work. Paper is the ideal medium for such explorations. Each work exists independently yet is simultaneously a link in the whole. Vos combines historical and autobiographical elements in his compositions. In the more recent drawings in the series, the subject matter is more concentrated and monumental, calling to mind Vos’s oil paintings. With this series, Peter Vos offers us a personal and complex world view captured within the window of the passe-partout.
Peter Vos completed a residency at the Rijksakademie voor Beeldende Kunsten, Amsterdam in 2002, and in 2004 was awarded the Koninklijke Prijs voor Schilderkunst.