Peter Matthews

Paintings from the Pacific coasts of Oregon and Japan

2019

Oil, acrylic, oil bar, enamel and earth matter on canvases from the Pacific coasts of Oregon and Japan.

These paintings were produced after a two month period of time painting in and along the Pacific coast of Oregon and then continuing in and along the Pacific coast of Iwate, Japan.

A film, below, documents the journeying with the paintings along the Pacific coasts of Oregon and Japan. Shot entirely by myself, the film explores ongoing enquiries and pursuits of following and pursuing the sublime, the journeying from place to place, time through space, space through experience and essentially the lived and spiritual experience of looking for, finding, revealing and working out each paintings along the shores of the cosmos and frontiers of the known and unknown, the visible and the metaphysical, the here and the gone, the there and the passing.

 
 
 
 
 
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Supported by a Winston Churchill Memorial Trust Fellowship and a grant from the Daiwa Anglo-Japanese Foundation

over the summer and autumn of 2019 to the USA and Japan.