Peter Clossick gets Retroactive in a small selection of contemporary painting and drawing, from 1980 to 2019 at the Cello Factory with additional shows elsewhere.

Peter Clossick The Translator (2010), Oil on Canvas on Board, 77 x 77 cm

Retroactive presents works that respond to a complex world. The Cello Factory provides the site for an exposition of the human form in opaque impasto while continually seeking the journey within.

Born in 1948 and growing up in post-war inner London during the 1950s left an intrigue into Existential philosophy that has never subsided. Connecting with what is perhaps the most basic sense of all, a tactile sensation leading from the visual image that reaches out to the viewer. Not Cartesian perfect but approximate, the unutterable and inarticulate cry from within. The work aims to appeal to those who contemplate their own inner thoughts.
This is a quest for essence with idiosyncratic skill, bringing to light a textural physicality. Paintings are carved from passionate and intense multi-layers amassed upon the canvas, quite literally works of substance giving accessibility through a sense of touch rendering
a dynamic immediacy. The formal process being one of the continual act of drawing, whether in charcoal, pen or paint, working from direct perception to arrive ultimately at a metaphoric interpretation.

Peter Clossick

Retroactive – Drawing & Painting Retrospective
33 – 34 Cornwall Road, SE1 8TJ
Monday 24th – Sunday 30th June  2 – 6pm
Private View: Monday 24th June 6 – 8pm
Artist Talk: Sunday 30th June 6pm

For enquiries please contact FELIX & SPEAR

In conjunction with the exhibition FELIX & SPEAR will be exhibiting Clossick’s paintings and drawings with a selection of Auerbach, Kossoff and Uglo etchings.

71 St. Mary’s Road, W5 5RG
Saturday 22nd June – Saturday 6th July 2019
Tues – Fri 10:30am – 6pm / Sat 11am – 3pm

Prior to Retroactive Clossick’s work will be exhibited at the
The Mall Galleries, St. James’s, SW1Y 5AH
Friday 14th June – Saturday 22nd June
Private View: Thursday 13th June – 11am – 8pm

Peter Clossick Venus de’Medici Statue (2017), Oil on Canvas on Board, 90 x 65 cm