Peter Gos Artist artworks for sale
Artist: Peter Gos
Live in: Basel, Switzerland
Artworks for sale: 0
Peter Gos Artist Bio:
The spatialisation of bodies and the dissolution of the subject status characterise the art of Peter Gos. The mysteries of nature have fascinated him since childhood. Light and its reflections; water, both calm and moving; the permanent state of growth and death. In his paintings, these impressions are mirrored and transformed in colour and form. Already as a youth he was preoccupied in his artistic work with the question of reality and its representation, with what really exists and where the boundaries lie when we can rely on our eyes. The artistic language which has emerged in his more recent period is complex and mainly abstract, without excluding the earlier phases. In many of his paintings, Peter Gos experiments with colour. The layers and shades of colours and the depth of the painted surface resemble a magical transformation of matter. Time is preserved in layers and Peter Gos often waits for longer periods until he adds more paint to a picture or repaints it. For him this is a process which in principle never ends. At the beginning of the painting process time and movement become more concretely visible in the images developed through the observation of dance performers.While the “object” moves to slow music, Peter Gos draws a quasi snap-shot of the movements in charcoal. By leaving out certain sequences, we are sketchily led to a later movement. In this frozen moment, the body receives an entirely different form. Time and movement concentrate and become dense, the body itself becomes movement. Here the artist works with the processual, attempts to capture movement in the medium, but also the gaps and exclusions between the movements. The viewer gains a relationship to what is happening and is incorporated in the flowing exchange between the subject who paints and the moving object. The role allocation can change: the painter is carried along by the movement and becomes a part of the dance; his view is returned.