Peter Keizer observes and scrutinizes the world around him. He translates what he sees in his own world. It is as if he discects a tree, trunk or flower into a bundle of colours and feeling. Peter paints and sculpts from his personal appreciation of the studied object and gives his world a new life, a new personal dimension. He presents his world in a way such that it is difficult not be uplifted and feel cheered up.
Peter Keizer paints in a clear and direct way, using bright colours and strong shapes. His recent works show a nuanced developement. The colours used seem more complex. The background is more worked out and indeed take a more prominent place. Peter worked for a period in China durng which he acquinted himself with the richness of the Chinese culture. Of course this experience will find a place in his work.
Peter Keizer, 1961, Nederland
1981-1984, Gerrit Rietveld Academie, Amsterdam, NL; 1984-1988, Rijksakademie van Beeldende Kunsten, Amsterdam, NL; 1987, Royal College of Art, London, UK;
Work by Peter Keizer is represented in mayny private collections world-wide and in a number of public collections amongst which Het Depot, Wageningen, NL; Abn Amro Kunststichting, NL; City of Amsterdam, NL; VUMC Ziekenhuis, NL; Akzo Nobel Art Foundation.
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