Peter Atkins

Peter Atkins’ bold abstractions on canvas and multi panelled journals utilise the ephemera of his travels – everything from buttons to bottle tops, sequins and washing machine lint.  Hidden amidst the strange forms are indigenous artefacts and the odd deviations of Outsider Art.

Atkins is an alchemist mixing condom wrappers, messages from fortune cookies, lotto tickets, confetti… not just things, but loaded things, writes Max McLean, that speak of chance or destiny, birth and death, form and entropy.