Peter Brook explores the space where urban and rural, human-made and natural, synthetic and organic meet. The hard edges and surfaces of buildings, cars and other elements of the urban environment constantly meeting, hiding, covering, as well as revealing the landscape.
He looks to paring back the pictorial plane, abstracting the landscape and reducing the notions of landscape to drawn lines. Old, weathered fragments of branches, trees and roots are the basis for line notations, which begin to resemble simplified aerial views of the landscape, both real and imagined. Brook has then fragmented our experience of this landscape notation, disrupting and channeling the flow of what we see beneath, as happens when human-made and natural environments coexist.
Recent exhibitions include
2020 Juncture | Disjuncture, Five Walls, Melbourne 2019 Fragments, Tacit Galleries, Melbourne 2018 Kati Thanda, Tacit Galleries 2015 Heaven and Earth, Brehm Gallery, Los Angeles 2013 Sepik Journey II, Chapel on Station Gallery, Melbourne 2007 Sepik Journey, Chapel on Station Gallery
2020 20, Tacit Galleries, Melbourne 2013 Revelation, Brehm Gallery, Los Angeles 2001 Fruition Arts Festival, Montsalvat, Melbourne