Peter Swift’s work combines two distinct elements: classical, realistic still life painting and symmetrical design. He has coined the phrase “Symmetrical Realism” to describe this type of work.Most of Swift’s work features circles because he believes the human brain has a deep psychological connection to circles.
His biggest influences have been Louise Nevelson, Martin Puryear and Andy Goldsworthy. Following in the footsteps of these iconic artists, his goal is to use everyday objects to create laconic, resonant symmetries.“Symmetry is a fundamental, underlying principle in art,” Swift explains. “However, over the past century, symmetry has been a factor, for the most part, only in abstract art, such as the work of Josef Albers and Frank Stella.”
Swift’s work combines both symmetry and realistic rendering, both imagination and meticulous craftsmanship.
More of Swift’s work can be seen at the Seven Bridges Foundation in Greenwich, Connecticut. —
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