Statement and vita by Peter M. Eller – oil paintings
Box 210204, San Francisco, CA 94121
Phone: (415) 939-0895
My work is an examination of humanity’s relationship to the interconnected patterns and systems of the world, such as birth, death, mutation and evolution, and how this link is affected by technology, culture, language and communications. My artworks reflect how I see us apprehending the world around us, and experiences that we find meaningful for the philosophy of the Life.
In short, I am exploring the Growth in all spectra that exist in the world around us, and I attempt to build a pictorial space of it in my artwork.
I was born in Bulgaria, where I gained my first education and recognition in Fine Art. After years of working for solo, group exhibitions and Monuments, I became a member of the National Union of Masters of Decorative and Monumental Art.
Later I relocated to Germany where the philosophy of the Abstract Art made by Kandinsky strongly influenced my art, which became more “Figurative Abstract Expressionism”. I participated in many solo, group and gallery shows in Munich and around the State of Bayern.
With that experience in 1991 I arrived in the United States of America, where San Francisco became my home.
I was fascinated with the melting pod of cultures from around the world experiencing the diversity of everyday life, affecting the way I see the art world.
That brought me to take my Bachelors and Masters degrees at the San Francisco Art Institute closely studying Marcel Duchamp, the philosophy of L. Wittgenstein, J. Derrida, J. Lacan, and Merleau-Ponty. The works of W. De Kooning, H. Hofmann, J. Jones, J. Pollock, J Beuys… and more that they became corner stones to built my visual language.
Now I am developing my art leaning sometimes to be more expressionistic or more polyphonic without destroying the concept. That is giving me more freedom to shift from one space to another, merging them to unite the wholeness of the work. The use of oil paint help me to create “an invitation to the depth” by employing smooth and heavy brushwork and palette knife accents…The work speaks by itself. Welcome.