Friday, 21 August 2009

Michael Peck

Quiet 2008 oil on canvas 66 x 183 cm

Composition 2009 oil on canvas 35 x 76 cm

The Long Silence 2009 oil on canvas 84 x 46 cm

"Michael Peck’s artistic practice is concerned with the sensation of disorientation and dislocation that is often felt within the post modern world. Exploring issues regarding the loss of cultural identity, his work particularly focuses on the effects within minority groups and individuals existing on the fringe who are challenged to assimilate within the larger community.

The scenes in Michael’s paintings are quiet, the participants are paused as they stand withdrawn, juxtaposed against a dynamic population; they are overwhelmed by mass-culture; one which has been composed from the interaction, assimilation and constant change of subcultures. His work looks at the place of the individual within a pluralistic society where a constant shift of values and beliefs leaves a great uncertainty of belonging." ~Michael Peck

The Mercy of Memory 2009 oil on canvas 137 x 137 cm

Source: Michael Peck

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