Rooted in the history of early West Coast abstraction, David Allan Peters’ work vibrantly explores geometry, intuition and chance. Diamonds, grids and circles create kaleidoscopic compositions produced by the artist accumulating sheets of acrylic and then excavating the surface with a blade. This innovative process unveils various colors at different depths and blurs the boundary between painting and sculpture. From the by-products of his paintings, Peters recycles the carved-out remnants into bricks forming minimalist installations.
A studio assistant to Karl Benjamin, Peters received his Master of Fine Arts degree from Claremont Graduate University in Claremont, CA following his undergrad at the Art Institute in San Francisco. His work has been exhibited internationally at venues including Miles McEnery, NY; Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA and Commune di Brescia, Brescia, Italy. The artist has been featured in WhiteWall magazine’s profile on the Anderson Collection as well as the Los Angeles Times, the Huffington Post, the New York Times and an artist profile in Elle Decor.