Peter Kuttner graduated with his Bachelor of Fine Art from Ringling College of Art & Design in Sarasota, Florida. His work has been featured in Architectural Digest Magazine and popular films and television shows, including Two and a Half Men, Californication, and Nashville. Exhibitions include Spectrum Miami, the Architectural Digest Home Design Show, and the ArtExpo Show in New York. Presently, Peter’s work is on display in a large number of private, royal, museum, and corporate collections worldwide. Multiple hospitals and Medical Centers have purchased his artwork for the uplifting feeling inherent in the work. Peter has gallery representation in Atlanta, GA, Boston, MA, Carefree, AZ, Chicago, IL, Denver, CO, Los Angeles, CA, Minneapolis, MN, Nashville, TN, Palm Beach Garden, FL, Phoenix, AZ, Saugatuck, MI, and Tulsa, OK.
When I’m painting, I tend to yield to the spontaneous development of the artwork. I allow gravity and evaporation to become my allies in creating each piece. I enjoy observing the organic processes that occur without human influence, both inside and outside of the studio. The ethereal quality of my work is created one thin layer at a time with great care and patience. Any hurried methods cannot replicate the organic aesthetic that these dozens of layers make– they must be left to develop on their own.
In my Cut-Out series, I use a process not unlike that of Matisse late in his career. The economy of design and the functional simplicity therein allows for the creation of simple, archetypal pieces. I use familiar yet abstract details to suspend the viewer in contemplation of the universality of imagery. Using negative shapes and emphasizing spacial relationships, I carefully consider scale and balance. Works in this series are meant to be colorful, contemporary, sophisticated, and uplifting.
In my Billboard series, I create time capsules that indulge in the duality of the calmness and chaos of living in the present world. I’m interested in using found objects, upcycled books, magazines, newsprint, and other print materials to assemble contemporary archives that ask viewers to reflect on their ephemeral footprint. These works allow for humorous reinterpretations of the collective consciousness of our culture.