Untitled 19 (Photogram)

Trevelyan, Peter
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Artist Peter Trevelyan’s works traverse drawing and sculpture and are informed by architecture, utopias, cartography and mathematics.

Trevelyan is interested in drawing as an ‘ancient technology’, a uniquely human way to predict the future, manipulate perspective and plan architectural space. His sculptural practice sees him create elegant three-dimensional, and fragile architectural structures, hand-assembled from 0.5mm mechanical pencil leads.

This suite of photograms were created by exposing lead structures onto photo paper, using light to make imprints of lines, implying structure. Trevelyan shifts the traditional perspective of a drawing by utilising methods of photography and working with pencil lead as structural, rather than drawing material, in order to reimagine the ‘space’ of a drawing.

Peter Trevelyan graduated from University of Canterbury’s School of Fine Arts in 2000, completed his Masters degree in 2008 and PhD in 2014, both at Massey University's School of Fine Arts, Wellington. He has exhibited throughout New Zealand including City Gallery, Wellington. Trevelyan’s work is in public and private collections in New Zealand, Australia and Hong Kong.
Archival photographic paper and light
unframed: 395x480
framed: 420x500
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