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Title

Cave

1994

Artist

Peter Peryer

New Zealand

1941 - 2018

  • Details

    Date
    1994
    Media category
    Photograph
    Materials used
    gelatin silver photograph
    Edition
    8/15
    Dimensions
    34.0 x 52.0 cm image; 43.1 x 60.6 cm sheet
    Signature & date

    Signed and dated c. verso, pencil "Peter Peryer / 1994".

    Credit
    Purchased 1996
    Location
    Not on display
    Accession number
    284.1996
    Copyright
    © Estate of Peter Peryer

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  • About

    Peter Peryer's photographs deal with the enigmatic and uncanny in a subtle and poetic way. Indeed, the artist does regard his photographs as poems, and that the layers of meaning which emerge through looking at the work is an important part of the subject matter.

    This work is part of an ongoing body of work which Peryer has called 'Third Nature'. 'Third Nature' continues the artist's interest in the intimate relationships between the ordinary and eccentric; natural and man made objects; the metaphysical and mundane; history and the present. These relationships are never posed within the photographic frame as being anything other than complementary and overlapping.

    'Cave' 1994 is an enigmatic work yet the image disturbs because the sense of scale is completely absent. 'Cave' also recalls Plato's cave and the process of encountering light and reason.

    Peryer spends a great deal of time thinking about and setting up each photograph. He will also travel great distances in order to find the right object to photograph. Consequently the number of images he produces each year is very small.

  • Exhibition history

    Shown in 1 exhibition

  • Bibliography

    Referenced in 1 publication

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