The work of Peter Blodau
Peter Blodau draws in situ, working directly in front of his subject matter which gives it an immediacy, allowing him to capture the sounds, smell and the emotion of urban environments. His paintings are quiet studies of moments of light and contrast which convey the tonalities of the urban fabric as they constantly evolve though time and space. A fascination with both the ugliness and the beauty of the urban landscape are evident across all the media of his work.
About the artist
Born in Berlin, Peter Blodau was raised in Ireland by English-German parents, both of whom are also artists. Following his graduation in Fine Art Printmaking from Limerick school of Art in 1990, he returned to the cities of Berlin and Paris, the streets of which which have become one of his primary subject matter. Always inspired by fresh experience, his studies span many international locations, for example Italy, Greece, London, Ireland, Cuba, and the United States. His most recent works were made in Naples.