Peter Driver

Site Number: 35
Art interventions, Artists' books, Drawing and painting, Environmental art, Performance art, Photography, Printmaking
Turtle Dove, Woodcut monoprint on vintage wallpaper, 31x35.5cm

Peter Driver
b. 1962, Littleport, UK
I make things, or make things happen, using printmaking, painting, walking, collaboration and other procedures. I do this to join conversations about things I care about. These include the climate emergency, biodiversity and the common good. My diverse output includes presenting my experiences of long-distance walks, negotiating the ambiguities of text in a woodcut print, and wrestling many variables into cohesive paintings.
The work is my way of expressing my wonder and brokenness at living in the world. It is a vulnerable floundering for a sense of purpose. My woodcuts might set a short text within a matrix formed of colour-play, geometric sequence, or the natural patterns found within the grain of the woodblocks. The paintings start with arbitrary marks and uncontrolled gestures onto which I impose some order and decision-making, to create a rich, seductive and complex surface, reflecting emotional intensity.

As a curator and collaborator, I achieve my objectives by making opportunities for others, particularly for young and emerging artists.

Opening Dates and Times

May
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Contact

Region: 
Reading and NE region
Unit 4 Milehouse Farm
Sulhampstead
Reading
RG7 5HJ
Use 'Peter Driver Studio' in GoogleMaps. Turn off A4 into Milehouse Farm/Theale Fireplaces, straight ahead through 2nd gate. Park on the left by barn.
Parking
Working studio