Peter van Straten

About Artist

Peter van Straten: Nothing ruins a grandiose sense of self like a hyperactive sense of irony.

I am prevented therefore from uttering with any seriousness an ambition that is non-the-less heartfelt: to celebrate, with a single iconic image, each uniquely intriguing facet of human existence. This task would of course take many lifetimes, and while I might conceivably have many lives it is doubtful whether I would remember my task from one life to the next; becoming instead the postmaster at Wellington, then a bureaucrat in Bangladesh, followed by a housewife in Durban – each without the slightest interest in illustrating the human condition.

EDUCATION

Peter van Straten is a Self- Taught painter.

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2012
“An invitation from the depths,” Casa Labia Gallery, Cape Town.
Registration of The Peter van Straten Art Foundation.
Solo Show: “Encounters at the edge” Knysna Fine Art Gallery, Knysna.

2011
Finalist exhibition – Sovereign Art Award Africa 2011, Joburg Art Fair
18th Solo Exhibition ”The man on the street”: Everard Read Gallery, Cape Town.

2010
Group show: “Threshold” Everard Read Gallery, Cape Town.
Commissioned to draw five landscapes on the walls of the Da Vinci Hotel, Sandton, Johannesburg.

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2012
Group show: “Sex Power Money” Everard Read Gallery, Cape Town.
Group show: “The City” Everard Read Gallery, Cape Town.

2008
Group Exhibition – “Beyond Matter” – Menier Chocolate Factory Gallery, London

2006
Opening group show: “David Brown Fine Art” Johannesburg.

COLLECTIONS

His work is featured in several national and international collections.

 

Additional Information

AWARDS

His work is featured in several national and international collections

PROJECTS

His work is featured in several national and international collections

WORKSHOPS

His work is featured in several national and international collections

 

Gallery

dolphin
the huka
huka