December 2023 Edition

Artist Focus

Artist Focus: Peter Swift

Peter Swift starts with simple objects—the forgettable objects that we see every day, but oftentimes don’t see at all.

Most of Swift’s work consists of these everyday objects arranged in a circle. He believes in the wisdom of circles and that the human brain has a deep psychological connection to them. His goal is to create laconic, resonant symmetries that have a universal appeal.

Eight Wrenches, acrylic on canvas, 48 x 48"

Symmetry is a fundamental, underlying principle in art. However, during 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 symmetrical design and classic realistic still-life painting. He has coined the term “Symmetrical Realism” to describe this type of work.

Sleigh Bells and Hornets, acrylic on canvas, 60 x 60"

More of Swift’s work can be seen at the Seven Bridges Foundation in Greenwich, Connecticut, or by visiting the organization's website at —

Want to See More?
Represented by Touchstone Gallery
901 New York Avenue, Washington, DC 20001
(202) 682-4125 |
Facebook: /peter.swift.563
Instagram: @peter_swift_art/

Powered by Froala Editor

Preview New Artworks from Galleries

See Artworks for Sale
Click on individual art galleries below.