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Artist

Peter Combe

About

Peter Combe is a Canadian visual artist, mostly known for his realistic portraits made out of coloured disks (hand-punched out of household paint swatches, then placed diagonally on a bevel-cut surface).

Nationality

American

Based In

San Fransisco, United States

Website

petercom.be

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Peter Combe

Peter Combe is a Canadian visual artist, mostly known for his realistic portraits made out of coloured disks (hand-punched out of household paint swatches, then placed diagonally on a bevel-cut surface). Originally a collage artist, he was Artist in Residence at Xerox Canada in the mid-nineties, using the company's colour-copier equipment to alter his cut&paste collage works. A low-profile artist that has been working under the radar for a long time, Combe has exhibited his work in many galleries in the USA and abroad, while many of his portraits are commissions and now part of private collections. Since 2008 he lives and works in San Francisco, CA.

"I am consumed by the subtle magic that occurs when playing with light, color and movement in my art making. Whether punched or shredded, I appropriate household paint swatches and make mostly 3 dimensional artworks. These artworks transform and change subtly as the viewer shifts from his/her vantage point. There is a magic that occurs, a trick of the eye where color seems to occupy space - a void - at once ethereal, yet seen from another angle the whole appears as if a ghostly image, veiled in gossamer. It is these characteristics that propel me forward and to continue experimenting with the interplay of color, light and movement. " - Peter Combe

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