Him Her - Peter Opheim Solo Exhibition
By: Powen Gallery LTD. CO.
Duration | 03.09.2019 - 04.07.2019 (10:00-19:00 Closed on Mondays)
Opening Reception | 03.09.2019 (Sat.) PM3:00
Powen Gallery is currently holding a New York based artist Peter Opheim (b.1961-) Solo exhibition, starting from March 9th to April 7th.
In the artist statement, Opheim wrote:
Languishing in remembrances.
Distracted with forgiveness.
The temptation to allow everything to be ok.
The banishment of the alienation of regret.
Understanding one's own literature of frivolity.
Small creatures gain a new life through the artist's imagination, but they can't be excused from being separated from the release of new works. In the eyes of Opheim, he saw these "figures" portrayed as companions on the road, like encountered in a city, and then separated at the next stop.
One of his paintings at this exhibition is called "HER", which is a 160 × 152.4 cm large-scale oil painting.
Peter Opheim says he uses "abstract strokes to accentuate the figurative features."
In most of Opheim's paintings, he creates an image with the various completed contents highlighting his perspective of the specific issue. The character on "HER" almost occupies the whole canvas, which appears to be three times larger than the actual size.
The character, therefore, looks energetic and passionate. The artist tries to stack the decorations on the head with the bonzer hair, presenting an exquisite female character.
Perhaps, some women might think they are being suppressed, but their inner beauties have never left.
Interview in Studio: https://www.youtube.com/
Exhibited Works: https://www.artsy.net/