Statement and Vita by Peter M. Eller
605 Jones Street #43, San Francisco, CA 94102; firstname.lastname@example.org
My work is an examination of humanity’s relationship to the interconnected patterns and systems of the world, such as birth, 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 it meaningful for the philosophy of the Life.
In short, I am discovering the Growth in all of the spectrums it exists in the world around us, and attempt to build a pictorial space of it in my artwork.
I was born in Bulgaria, where I got 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.
After all, I relocated to Germany where the philosophy of the Abstract Art made by Kandinsky strongly influenced my work, 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 arrive to United States of America, where San Francisco became my home.
I was fascinated of the malting pod of cultures from around the world experiencing the diversity of everyday life, affecting the way I see the world and the art world in particular the philosophy of the Abstract Expressionists like W. De Kooning and H. Hofmann.
That brought me to take my Bachelors and Masters degrees at the San Francisco Art Institute. I expended my art world closely studying Marcel Duchamp, the philosophy of L. Wittgenstein, J. Lacan, and Merleau-Ponty. The works of J. Jones, J. Pollock, P. Guston, A. Warhol, J Beuys, …and more that they became corner stones to build my visual language.
My artwork now is leaning sometimes to be more expressionistic or more polyphonic without destructing the concept. That is giving me more freedom to shift from one space to another, merging them to unite the fragments into to the wholeness.