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Peter Malone

THERE ARE NO WORDS

Summer 2020

Cold, 2020

oil and acrylic on canvas

26 x 26 inches

Cold, 2020

oil and acrylic on canvas

26 x 26 inches

The coldness of Peter Malone's art is largely a matter of a photographic technique combined with occasional Surrealist juxtapositions and elisions, like the fence that fades halfway across a gleaming stretch of grass. Nevertheless, these diptychs and triptychs pack quite a punch, especially the one featuring a flower like a camellia flanked by squares of green landscape under cloudy blue skies.

 

Vivian Raynor, The New York Times

 

Obstinate Tiller, 2020
oil and acrylic on canvas

32 x 30 inches

Obstinate Tiller, 2020
oil and acrylic on canvas

32 x 30 inches

Peter Malone paints both words and image on canvas. The odd juxtaposition of his words and image causes one’s brain to use different parts not normally engaged at the same time while viewing contemporary painting. It’s a pleasurable sensation, and the way Peter plays with these elements leaves the viewer feeling relaxed, in the moment, and in touch with the mystery of perception.

 

- Julian Hatton

 

 

Bowed, 2020

oil and acrylic on canvas

30 x 28 inches

 

 

Bowed, 2020

oil and acrylic on canvas

30 x 28 inches

 


Choosing as his subject matter such images as a lone flower in a simple vase on a tabletop, delicately caressed by shaded sunlight, Peter Malone’s still life paintings are stark, subtle and dramatic.

 

Christopher Faris, Manchester Journal, Manchester VT. September 2005 

artist studio view

artist studio view

 

Peter’s evolution as an artist always struck me as unusual with its reverse trajectory. Starting with conceptual art, he passed through an abstract painting period and settled for decades as a representational painter. A few years back I included a very early piece of his in an exhibition in Ukraine that consisted of paint cans on a shelf—at a time when he was in New York painting portraits. Before this current series appeared in 2018, there were two extreme poles marking the long path he had taken. Now the conceptual returns, closing the circle while maintaining the unique visual sensitivity that distinguishes all his work.

 

- Irina Danilova (Executive director, Project 59)

 

 

False Positive, 2020
oil and acrylic on canvas

32 x 30 inches

 

False Positive, 2020
oil and acrylic on canvas

32 x 30 inches

 

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Cold, 2020, oil and acrylic on canvas

Cold, 2020

oil and acrylic on canvas

26 x 26 in.

 

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Obstinate Tiller, 2020, oil and acrylic on canvas

Obstinate Tiller, 2020

oil and acrylic on canvas

32 x 30 inches

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Bowed, 2020, oil and acrylic on canvas

Bowed, 2020

oil and acrylic on canvas

30 x 28 inches

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False Positive, 2020

False Positive, 2020
oil and acrylic on canvas

32 x 30 inches

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Still the Message, 2020, oil and acrylic on canvas

Still the Message, 2020

oil and acrylic on canvas

32 x 30 inches

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Fazed, 2019, oil and acrylic on canvas

Fazed, 2019

oil and acrylic on canvas

30 x 28 inches

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Discharge, 2019 oil and acrylic on canvas

Discharge, 2019
oil and acrylic on canvas

30 x 28 inches

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Etiquette, 2019, oil and acrylic on canvas

Etiquette, 2019

oil and acrylic on canvas

30 x 28 inches

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Uneasy, 2019, oil and acrylic on canvas

Uneasy, 2019

oil and acrylic on canvas

30 x 28 inches

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Once Upon a Time (apologies to Thomas Cole), 2020

Once Upon a Time (apologies to Thomas Cole)

2020

oil and acrylic on canvas

32 x 30 inches

 

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Keep Moving, 2017, oil and acrylic on canvas

Keep Moving, 2017

oil and acrylic on canvas

38 x 36 inches

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Sleepwalking, 2017 oil, wax and acrylic on canvas

Sleepwalking, 2017
oil, wax and acrylic on canvas

38 x 36 inches

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Cold, 2020, oil and acrylic on canvas

Cold, 2020

oil and acrylic on canvas

26 x 26 in.

 

Obstinate Tiller, 2020, oil and acrylic on canvas

Obstinate Tiller, 2020

oil and acrylic on canvas

32 x 30 inches

Bowed, 2020, oil and acrylic on canvas

Bowed, 2020

oil and acrylic on canvas

30 x 28 inches

False Positive, 2020

False Positive, 2020
oil and acrylic on canvas

32 x 30 inches

Still the Message, 2020, oil and acrylic on canvas

Still the Message, 2020

oil and acrylic on canvas

32 x 30 inches

Fazed, 2019, oil and acrylic on canvas

Fazed, 2019

oil and acrylic on canvas

30 x 28 inches

Discharge, 2019 oil and acrylic on canvas

Discharge, 2019
oil and acrylic on canvas

30 x 28 inches

Etiquette, 2019, oil and acrylic on canvas

Etiquette, 2019

oil and acrylic on canvas

30 x 28 inches

Uneasy, 2019, oil and acrylic on canvas

Uneasy, 2019

oil and acrylic on canvas

30 x 28 inches

Once Upon a Time (apologies to Thomas Cole), 2020

Once Upon a Time (apologies to Thomas Cole)

2020

oil and acrylic on canvas

32 x 30 inches

 

Keep Moving, 2017, oil and acrylic on canvas

Keep Moving, 2017

oil and acrylic on canvas

38 x 36 inches

Sleepwalking, 2017 oil, wax and acrylic on canvas

Sleepwalking, 2017
oil, wax and acrylic on canvas

38 x 36 inches