The bright, bold works of Peter Denmark
This winter, The Pilgrm has the privilege of displaying the works of the late Peter Denmark.
The self-taught artist, exhibited in London at various venues and galleries from the late 1970s, including the iconic Colony Room Club and The Groucho Club in Soho. His work consists of bright primary colours broken up by bold black lines, creating unique, defined shapes.
Peter’s career in art began in graphic illustration and corporate identity. He continued to work in graphic design throughout his life and helped with producing works such as the BT piper and the Lloyds Bank black horse among many familiar icons. Although painting was his major occupation and passion, commissions for installations at corporate HQs were also undertaken.
One thing that’s particularly interesting and refreshing about Peter, he does not attempt to tell a story and wanted you to take the image as it is. He did not try to market himself or actively and aggressively sell his artwork, which portrays the authenticity and joy that painting brought him.
Before Peter moved to Suffolk, he began experimenting with a series of landscapes, stripping back all of nature and its symbolic elements, and embedding bold horizontal stripes into the canvas. Again within these, he steers clear of narrative, indulging instead in the strength and purity of composition, form and colour.
Stop by The Pilgrm to see Peter Denmark’s work for yourself. Some of it is also for sale, so be quick if you’ve got your eye on something!
You can find out more about Peter here - https://peterdenmark.com/paintings