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Peter Clarke  Abstracts

Peter Clarke Abstracts

Since the 1960s Peter Clarke has practiced abstract painting that has emphasised texture, colour and gesture. His practice has always respected the local variant of global concerns. Early in his career he
recognized the worth of continental European painting, in particular that stream of Spanish art that may be linked with matter painting. He studied the facture of Fautrier and Tapies whom he met in the 1960s.
(These artists also have connections with Asian ideas). Clarke’s practice was complimented by an interest in contemporary American abstract painting of the time; this was filtered through his experiences in England and importantly Australia. His colours, textures, scale responding to the particularities of its light, landscape and traditions of an Australian practice.


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Poseidon 1981

Peter Clarke
Poseidon 1981

Acrylic on paper
57.5 x 76.5 cm

$3,000

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Untitled Red and Grey

Peter Clarke
Untitled Red and Grey

Acrylic
73.5 x 105 cm

$4,500

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Untitled Orange 1978

Peter Clarke
Untitled Orange 1978

Acrylic and pastel
57.5 x 76.5 cm
$3,500  

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Westgate 1983

Peter Clarke
Westgate 1983

Acrylic on paper
77.4 x 108 cm
Signed, dated and titled on reverse

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On & Through Grey

Peter Clarke
On & Through Grey

Acrylic and collage
74.5 x 105.5 cm

$4,500

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Green Tide 1978

Peter Clarke
Green Tide 1978

Acrylic and collage
57 x 76.5 cm
$3,500 

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Rising Grey 1990

Peter Clarke
Rising Grey 1990

Acrylic
73.5 x 105 cm

$4,500

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Blue on Grey 1974

Peter Clarke
Blue on Grey 1974

Oil on canvas
198.5 x 229 cm

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