Peter Combe

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"Mona's Eyes"

"Mona's Eyes"

Mixed media (household paint swatches) Framed with museum quality non-glare plexi 34x18x1.5" $6000

"Mona's Eyes"

"Mona's Eyes"

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"Mona's Eyes"

"Mona's Eyes"

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"Van Gogh"

"Van Gogh"

42x42x2 inches Mixed media (household paint swatches) Framed with museum quality non-glare glass $18,500

"Van Gogh"

"Van Gogh"

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"Rarity Bo (Hephaestus)"

"Rarity Bo (Hephaestus)"

Mixed media (household paint swatches) inquire

"Rarity OPLH2 Red Velvet"

"Rarity OPLH2 Red Velvet"

42x42" Mixed media (household paint swatches) $inquire- Framed with museum quality non-glare glass

NOVA - (L+R 45˚)

NOVA - (L+R 45˚)

18x18" Mixed media (household paint swatches) - in a custom frame with musuem quality optimum non-glare plexiglas - (Inquire)

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Peter Combe "Eyes" in situ

Peter Combe "Eyes" in situ

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"Untitled"

"Untitled"

18x23" framed with optimum non glare glass Eraser sized paint swatch cut outs $2200

"Gandhi (old)"

"Gandhi (old)"

Mixed media (household paint swatches) 40x40x2" $inquire Framed with museum quality non-glare glass Sold

BRANDO (YVR)

BRANDO (YVR)

Mixed media (household paint swatches) 40x40x2" Framed with museum quality non-glare glass $old

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Statement:
 

I am consumed by the subtle magic that occurs when playing with light, color and movement in my art making. Whether punched or shredded, I appropriate household paint swatches and make mostly 3 dimensional

artworks. These artworks transform and change subtly as the viewer shifts from his/her vantage point. There is a magic that occurs, a trick of the eye where color seems to occupy space - a void - at once ethereal, yet seen from another angle the whole appears as if a ghostly image, veiled in

gossamer.

The artworks are many layered and full of experimentation, sometimes subtle and at other times less so. I enjoy the science of color, how the implementation of a single color, when applied to a small incremental tonal range, can transform a work either subtly or substantially. Oftentimes I repeat an image, yet each permutation is unique. I will rework the image multiple times working through different color designations. Often this effect alters the subsequent works in subtle ways while in others the

change appears dramatic.

I draw from a full spectrum of 1,100 colors. I work tonally - each of the single color placements are based on tone rather than hue. This mode of placement achieves a Pissaro-esque pointillist finish. I will come back to the work and focus on achieving monochromatic elements - designating variations of a single hue to a desired area - not dissimilar to Andy Warhol's screen prints of celebrities - the way he designated nonrepresentational monochromatic areas of hue, and how they change form one variation of the same portrait to the next.

Another element to the work is the constant change and flux that is mostly produced by the viewers changing vantage points, an effect that is difficult to imagine whilst not being present before the work. These artworks do not photograph well. It is impossible to capture the kinetic element - an element whereby the viewer's motion or movement dictates the artworks transformative component.

A single light source projected at the color side of the discs produces a magical result especially when viewed directly before the work. It is almost as if tiny LED lights shine between and bounce off the backsides (text side) of the paper discs. If lit by natural light, these artworks change throughout

the day. While working on these pieces, my favorite time of the day is the gloaming - it is at that time that the colors seem to come alive subtly yet rather dramatically at the same time - it becomes a still point for me as an artist.

It is these characteristics that propel me forward, to continue experimenting with the interplay of light, movement and color.

Selected Exhibitions:
2022, EMERGING TO ESTABLISHED, Krause Gallery, New York, NY.
2021, SUPERSTUDIO, Blue Line Arts, Roseville, CA
2021, THE EYES HAVE IT, Lehman College Art Gallery/The City University of
New York, New York, NY
2021, PAPER: EVERY WHICH WAY, K Imperial Art, San Francisco, CA
2021, SELECTIONS FROM KROCKER-KINGSLEY, Crocker Museum, Sacromento, CA.
2021, CROCKER KINGSLEY, Blue Line Arts, Roseville, CA.
2020, NEW ARRIVALS/ NEW ARTISTS, Lanoue Gallery, Boston, MA.
2020, EMERGING TO ESTABLISHED, Krause Gallery, New York, NY.
2020, WINTER, Oliver Cole Gallery, Miami, FL.
2019, PETER COMBE: FLAWLESS, K Imperial Fine Art, San Francisco, CA
2019, UNDER 5, Arcadia Contemporary, Los Angeles, CA.
2019, SUMMER EXHIBITION, Robert Fontaine Gallery, Miami, FL.
2019, EMERGING TO ESTABLISHED, Krause Gallery, New York, NY.
2019, NEW ARRIVALS/ NEW ARTISTS, Lanoue Gallery, Boston, MA.
2019, SELF-ISH, K Imperial Fine Art, San Francisco, CA.
2019, COLOR & FORM, Robert Fontaine Gallery, Miami, FL.
2019, PIXEL POP ART, Jaffa Museum, Jaffa, Israel
2018, POSTCARDS FROM THE EDGE, Gallery 524, New York, NY.
2019, EMERGING TO ESTABLISHED, Krause Gallery, New York, NY.
2018, OBSESSED, K Imperial Fine Art, San Francisco, CA.
2018, TIMELESS, Robert Fontaine Gallery, Miami, FL.
2018, TEXT MESSAGES, Lanoue Gallery, Boston, MA.
2018, PIXEL POP ART, Jaffa Museum, Jaffa, Israel
2018, UNTITLED, Robert Fontaine Gallery, Miami, FL.
2018, VELOUX/COMBE, Krause Gallery, New York, NY.
2018, ISLAND CONTEMPORARY IV, The Captiva Fondation, Captiva, FL.
2018, POSTCARDS FROM THE EDGE, Gallery 524, New York, NY.
2018, GROUP 2018, Andrea Schwartz Gallery, San Francisco, CA.
2018, EMERGING TO ESTABLISHED, Krause Gallery, New York, NY.
2018, POST-WAR MEETS TODAY, Robert Fontaine Gallery, Miami, FL.
2017, SUMMER GROUP SHOW, Krause Gallery, New York, NY.
2017, TIME & PLACE, Robert Fontaine Gallery, Miami, FL.
2017, WINTER GROUP SHOW, Krause Gallery, New York, NY.
2016, PETER COMBE, STARS & STRIPES, Andrea Schwartz Gallery, San
Francisco, CA.2016, POSTCARDS FROM THE EDGE, Sikkema Jenkins & Co Gallery,
New York, NY. 2015, ROUND SQUARE, Robert Fontaine Gallery, Miami, FL2015,
SUMMER CONTEMPORARY, Rarity, Mykonos, Greece2015, PETER COMBE:
KONFETTIKUNST, Back Gallery Project, Vancouver, BC, Canada2015, FORMS &
FACES, Robert Fontaine Gallery, Miami, FL2015, POSTCARDS FROM THE EDGE,
Luhring Augustine Gallery, New York, NY2015, LA/SF, Andrea Schwartz
Gallery, San Francisco, CA 2014, PLAY, Galerie C.O.A., Montréal, QC,
Canada.2014, ART PERSPECTIVES, Robert Fontaine Gallery, Miami, FL.2014,
COMPLIMENTARY COLOR, Pentimenti Gallery, Philadelphia, PA.
2014, PETER COMBE & EDWARD LENTSCH, Lanoue Gallery, Boston, MA.2014,
“PETER COMBE”, YOUR NAME IN LIGHTS BY JOHN BALDESSARI, Illuminated
Billboard, Monnaie de Paris, Paris, France.
2014, POSTCARDS FROM THE EDGE, Luhring Augustine Gallery, New York, NY.
2013, Drugstore Beetle (Sitodrepa Paniceum) II, California State
University, Special Collections Library, Long Beach, CA.
2012, POSTCARDS FROM THE EDGE, Sikkema Jenkins & Co Gallery, New York,
NY.
2011, POSTCARDS FROM THE EDGE, Cheim & Read Gallery, New York, NY.
2011, “PETER COMBE”, YOUR NAME IN LIGHTS BY JOHN BALDESSARI, Illuminated
Billboard, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, Netherlands.
2011, David Horvitz Satellite Exhibition, Les Rencontres d’Arles, Arles,
France.
2011, “THIS IS NOT A LOVE SONG”, DIGITAL NATIVES, Electronic Billboard
Burrard Street Bridge, City of Vancouver Public Art Program, Vancouver,
Canada.
2010/11, PETER COMBE; PUNCHED & SHREDDED, Smith Andersen North, San
Anselmo, CA.
2010, CALIFORNIA OPEN, TAG, Bergamot Station, Santa Monica, CA., Curator:
Karen Moss, Director of Exhibitions, Orange County Museum of Art.
2010, TWITTER/ART+SOCIAL MEDIA, Diane Farris Gallery, Vancouver, Canada.
Curators: Dr. Maria Lantin, Director of the Intersections Digital Studios
Research Centre at the Emily Carr University of Art + Design. Hank Bull,
Exectutive Director at Centre A., Vancouver International Centre for
Contemporary Asian Art.
2009, 3rd COAST NATIONAL, Curated by Fairfax Dorn, Co-founder & Executive
Director Ballroom Marfa, Marfa TX., KSpace Contemporary, Corpus Christi,
TX
2009, 4th NATIONAL JURIED EXHIBITION, Curated by Janet Bishop, Curator of
Painting & Sculpture at SFMoMA., Axis Gallery, Sacremento, CA.
2009, CALIFORNIA OPEN, Curated by Michael Zakian, Director of Frederick R.
Weisman Museum of Art, Pepperdine University, Malibu, TAG Gallery, Santa
Monica, CA.
2009, 24th TALLAHASSE INTERNATIONAL, Curated By Faculty, Museum of Fine
Art, Florida State University, FL.
2006, DRAPART, Centre de Cultura Contemporania de Barcelona, Barcleona,
Spain.
2005, ART+5, One Point Six Gallery, Vancouver, Canada.
2005, KILLER, One Point Six Gallery, Vancouver, Canada. Artist
talks/Lectures:
SUPERSTUDIO, Blue Line Arts, Roseville, CA, USA
Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento, CA, USA.
CONFETTI KUNST, Contemporary Art Society of Vancouver, Vancouver, British
Columbia, Canada
Centre de Cultura Contemporània de Barcelona | CCCB, Barcelona, Spain
Alberta College of Art, Faculty of Painting, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Muttart Public Art Gallery, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Art Fairs:
2022, ARTMARKET, San Francisc, K Imperial
2021, ART PALM BEACH, Oliver Cole Gallery
2020, ART MIAMI, Miami, Oliver Cole Gallery
2020, ART ON PAPER, NYC, K Imperial Fine Art
2020, ART WYNWOOD, Miami, Oliver Cole Gallery
2019, TEXAS CONTEMPORARY, Houston, K Imperial Fine Art
2019, TEXAS CONTEMPORARY, Houston, Arcadia Contemporary
2019, ARTMARKET, San Francisco, K Imperial Fine Art
2019, ART ON PAPER, NYC, K Imperial Fine Art
2019, ART WYNWOOD, Robert Fontaine Gallery
2019, PALM BEACH MODERN + CONTEMPORARY, Robert Fontaine Gallery
2018, AQUA MIAMI, Robert Fontaine Gallery
2018, PULSE, MIAMI, K Imperial Fine Art
2018, ART MIAMI, Robert Fontaine Gallery
2018, SEATTLE ART FAIR, K Imperial Fine Art
2018, ART MARKET SAN FRANCISCO, K Imperial Fine Art
2017, PALM BEACH MODERN + CONTEMPORARY, Robert Fontaine Gallery
2017, ART MIAMI, Andrea Schwartz Gallery
2017, ART MIAMI, Robert Fontaine Gallery
2017, ART NEW YORK, Andrea Schwartz Gallery
2017, ART PALM BEACH, Robert Fontaine Gallery
2017, ART WYNWOOD, Robert Fontaine Galleryg
2016, SOFA CHICAGO, Cordesa Fine Art
2016, CONTEXT ART MIAMI, Robert Fontaine Gallery2016, ART MIAMI, Andrea
Schwartz Gallery
2016, SCOPE BASEL, Robert Fontaine Gallery
2016, ART WYNWOOD, Robert Fontaine Gallery 2015, ART SILICON VALLEY,
Andrea Schwartz Gallery2015, X CONTEMPORARY, Robert Fontaine Gallery2015,
SCOPE ART FAIR, Robert Fontaine Gallery2015, ART MIAMI, Andrea Schwartz
Gallery2015, MIAMI PROJECT, Robert Fontaine Gallery2015, ART WYNWOOD,
Robert Fontaine Gallery2015, ART PALM BEACH, Robert Fontaine Gallery 2014,
CONTEXT ART MIAMI, Robert Fontaine Gallery2014, ART MARKET SAN FRANCISCO,
SBArts2014, PHOTO L.A., Smith Andersen North Gallery
2013, PHOTO L.A., Smith Andersen North Gallery
2012, PHOTO L.A., Smith Andersen North Gallery
2011, PHOTO L.A., Smith Andersen North Gallery


Collections:
Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento, CA, USA
Delta Airlines, Atlanta, GA, USA
Home Depot, Atlanta, GA, USA
Microsoft, Redmond, WA, USA
The Morton & Marcy Friedman Foundation, CA, USA
Starbucks Corporation, WA, USA
Laurence Hallier, Los Angeles, CEO and Founder Show MediaGroup
David Kensington, San Francisco, Principal, David Kensington & Associates
Yves Navarre (Estate), Paris (France), Author
David Nazarian, Los Angeles, CEO Nimes Capital & Angella Nazarian - Author
Sam Nazarian, Las Vegas, Founder and CEO, SBE Entertainment
Ryan Seacrest, Los Angeles, Entertainer
Mark Smucker, Ohio, J.M. Smucker Co.
Mark Vadon, Seattle, Board Member, The Home Depot IncChris Viehbacher,
Boston, CEO Sanofi
Addendum:
The New Museum, New York, NY in 2010, Peter Combe Ode to NYC

Addendum:

- The New Museum, New York, NY in 2010, Peter Combe Ode to NYC