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P E T E R ARTIST / LITHOGRAPHER N I C K E L
In my work, I seek to explore a range of contradictory themes within a given image. Because I am a twin, I have an interest in what manner dualities are revealed. By resurrecting references to the past with what I refer to as my surrealist mind's eye, I juxtapose figurative and abstracted styles; I recall historical images and treat them within a comtempory context. In doing so, I hope to suggest opposing and dual characteristics simultaneously, contrasting through a personal symbolism such themes as:
Realism vs distortion
Delicate vs violent or aggressive drawing styles
Submissive vs assertive natures
And the real vs the anonymous, ephemeral and spiritual
Mel McCombie, "The Year in Review," The Austin American-Statesman. December 31, 1987
___ ________, "'Stone' Lithograph Exhibit Captures Beauty, Agony,"
The Austin American-Statesman, Jan. 5, 1987
Alan Vertrees, "Here and Now at The Dougherty Arts Center,"
Artspace Magazine, Summer, 1982
Marcia G. Solon "History Blends Into Artist's Work".
The San Antonio Light May 22, 1984
Janet Kutner, "Artist's Double Images on Display," The Dallas Morning News, April 18, 1981
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