Peter Atkins

“When I think of the way Peter Atkins works, I am reminded of the great natural historians of the nineteenth century who sought to understand the world around them and the complex relationships that existed within it by looking, collecting, categorising and classifying the specimens they found.  Through this process of documenting similarities, identifying patterns and defining difference, they established a rich resource of physical and visual material that provided the basis for their own scientific inquiry and much subsequent understanding.  Similarly fascinated by the surrounding world, Atkins looks intently, collects relentlessly and sorts, finding order and variation.  His focus is however firmly on the twentieth and twenty-first centuries and the man-made specimens that are mostly overlooked as ubiquitous elements and detritus of the everyday urban environment.” Kirsty Grant 

 

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Dog On The Tuckerbox 2010
Acrylic on tarpaulin
120 x 120 cm
High Speed Traffic 2010
Acrylic on tarpaulin
120 x 120 cm
Food 2010
Acrylic on tarpaulin
120 x 120 cm
In Fog Slow Down 2010
Acrylic on tarpaulin
120 x 120 cm
End Freeway 2010
Acrylic on tarpaulin
120 x 120 cm
Hume Highway Project – Prints 2010
12 Silkscreened Prints
Each 25 x 25 cm
Edition of 20
Hume Highway Project 2010
Acrylic on plywood
12 panels each 33 x 33 cm
Hume Highway Project 2010
Installation view Tolarno Galleries, Melbourne Art Fair 2010
Hume Highway Project 2010
Installation view Tolarno Galleries, Melbourne Art Fair 2010
Disney Color Project 2009
Installation view Clemenger Contemporary Art Award, National Gallery of Victoria