Gouge, Peter Date
2015 See full details
Gouge revels in finding new ways to respond to the textural qualities of the material he paints onto. In the same series as I.K.O.D.I.S., pieces of plywood, jute and carpet are utilised as painting surfaces. Counterpointing this rawness is a clever visual play between the different painted layers running under and over each other. What might sound tired and done to death is made fresh through a gradation of tone more akin to street art.
Peter Gouge uses a system of naming his works that come from a sentence or song title he's thinking about, they are not references to the painting as such but a method he has adopted to identify each work. When questioned about what they stand for he never reveals, stating that he has forgotten.
1 Mark Amery (May 2014), http://eyecontactsite.com/2014/05/carpet-paintings
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