Artist By Artist, Portraits In Context
“Artist By Artist –– an exploration of artist Peter Coes and his work by artist Cariappa Annaiah.” This appreciation of Peter and his artwork marks the release of “Portraits In Context” and the introduction of an evolving medium, “Captured Collage.” An early example of this medium is my series, “Smear Paintings.” I draw or photograph people, and objects, print the portraits on paper, tear these prints and use the pieces to create temporary collages lit by ambient light for dimensionality, and capture the collage in-camera using depth of field as a compositional tool. In essence, the portraits are created twice. First, as a primary portrait, and second, part of a collage. Post-processing is limited to contrast adjustment. The ephemera are dismantled, and live only as an archival canvas print, hence the term for this medium, “Mixed media collage captured in 2D, archival pigment inks on canvas.”
In each portrait, all elements that are seen alongside the artist are examples of his artwork.
Peter Coes, a long-time resident of Cape Cod is a multidimensional artist, and a master
He is also an experienced mariner, model boat builder, general handyman, and the list goes on, but always ends with nice human being!
To appreciate the depth and breadth of his exceptional and unique art, and to meet a genuine artist, please visit his website at www.petercoesgallery.com and drop by his studio on Historic Route 6A in Cummaquid, Massachusetts.
“Artist as Alchemist” was on show in 2015 at “Structures & Remnants” an exhibition hosted by the Cape Cod Museum of Art, Dennis, MA.
In Fogged glass, moisture-laden air leaking into double-paned glass makes for bewitching images. “Raven on branch” was exhibited in 2015 at the juried, international exhibition, “The Crow Show: An Homage To The Raven” produced by The Studio Door, San Diego. “Cavern light” was exhibited in 2013 at the juried Winter Members’ Show, “Elemental” conducted by Copley Society of Art (Co | So). “Old man Wind” was exhibited in 2012 at the Gallery 601 solo exhibition. The series received an honorable mention at the International Photo Awards 2008 competition. “Fogged glass 40” was exhibited in 2007 at the juried Fall Members’ Show, “Equinox” conducted by Co | So.
In Cosmic dreams, found objects, glass, jello, oil, water and ambient light created these whimsical images, all captured in real time. “Levitating jello 3” was exhibited in 2013 at the juried, Summer Members’ Show, “Inspired by the Modernists” conducted by the Copley Society of Art, and at the Cambridge Art Association’s, juried, Northeast Open Show, “Red Biennial 2013” from December 11th, 2013 to January 24th, 2014; it was awarded a First Prize at the latter show.