Peter Wegner: White on white - Art Collector

Peter Wegner, Shell vase, 2015. Oil on linen, 114 x 91.5cm. Courtesy: the artist and Australian Galleries, VIC

“While my recent work has focused on portraiture and figurative subjects, the study and examination of the human, I have long held the desire to rekindle my interest in still life. To look inwards, closer to home, to the domestic. My wife Jenny’s wealth of collected objects offered the first spark for this new exploration. These beautiful shapes that curve and twist in an elegance that reminded me of my early childhood when such objects were a familiar part of our own household. The matte white glaze that was popular in the 50’s and 60’s and the quality of whiteness piqued my interest.”

Peter Wegner, 2016

Exhibition opens: 6-8pm Tuesday 17 May 2016
Exhibition closes: 5 June 2016
Location: Australian Galleries, 35 Derby Street, Collingwood, VIC, 3066
Contact: 03 9417 4303

Share this page: