PETER AUGUSTIN: Couleur vivante (Living Colour)
1 Dec 2017 – 28 Jan 2018
Toi Gallery, Pātaka Art + Museum
Peter Augustin is a figurative painter working with oil, acrylic, watercolour and mixed media in a lyrical abstract style. His paintings reflect the passion and excitement he feels when inspired by the beauty of the human form. His post-impressionist portraits are refreshingly fluid, heavily symbolic and laden with colour and emotion.
Peter Augustin was born in Slovenia and lived in Switzerland for 35 years, where he was a student of well-respected Swiss artist Paul Haehlen. He moved to New Zealand in 2004. He has exhibited his work widely in Europe and is a member of the Swiss Art Society, the Slovenian Art Society and the New Symbolists Group of St. Petersburg, Russia. Since 2005 he has also been a member of the New Zealand Academy of Fine Arts, the New Zealand Art Guild and Watercolour New Zealand Inc. He currently lives and paints in Peka Peka, on the Kapiti Coast.
Image: Peter Augustin, late autumn love , -amour en retard d`automne, July 2017