Peter Burega in The Feature Gallery
The Feature Gallery
September 16 – October 28, 2017
We are pleased to introduce Peter Burega’s work to a Canadian audience. Peter is a Canadian born artist now living and working in the US where he has a very successful career as an artist.
“My paintings blend documentation of the real world with my own physically exercised psychology, and are often described as containing dualities: organic/linear, manmade/natural, ordered/chaotic, structured/amorphous. I believe that these dualities represent my striving for calm and balance in my life, and that the juxtaposition of my aggressive, abstractive energy with structured form consistently results in my most successful work.
To support my visceral energy I paint on wood panels of laminate birch with solid alder sides. These strong, stable panels record my aggressive and subtractive manner of applying and removing paint. The physical and psychological come together in this process, resulting in paintings that can be at once percussive and soothing.”