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Title

Datura

2002

Artist

Peter Peryer

New Zealand

1941 – 2018

  • Details

    Date
    2002
    Media category
    Photograph
    Materials used
    gelatin silver photograph
    Edition
    8/15
    Dimensions
    40.3 x 30.5 cm image; 50.5 x 40.5 cm sheet
    Signature & date

    Signed and dated c. verso, black fibre-tipped pen ".../ Peter Peryer/ 2002/...".

    Credit
    Gift of Peter Fay 2006
    Location
    Not on display
    Accession number
    40.2006
    Copyright
    © Estate of Peter Peryer

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    Since the 1970s Peter Peryer has been taking photographs which 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. 'Datura' is a lovely example of Peryer's recent work: the soft tones and physical form of the plant generates a sensual yet almost inscrutable image of reverie. There is a distinct relationship to the work of German photographer Karl Blossfeldt (1865-1932) and not only because of the subject matter. The evocative aspect of Blossfeldt's photographs where forms transcend their origins is also pertinent to Peryer's work.

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