Peter Boggs: Transfigured Realities
The works of figurative painter Peter Boggs favour the silence of deserted towns and landscapes, and empty rooms rendered in prevailing browns, pale olive greens and ochres, complemented by filtered light, shadows and geometrical precision. In ‘Transfigured Realities’, Sasha Grishin examines the artist’s style and technique, his composition and manipulation of space to discover new environments outside the picture frame – accessible via an open doorway or window. His uninhabited scenes are distant yet familiar with ‘a slightly disturbing sense of déjà vu,’ says Grishin; ‘somewhat uncanny’. The scenes illustrating the pages of this book, from his Boboli Gardens and laneways series to silent streetscapes and dark interiors accented by peering sunlight, offer a deeper understanding of Boggs’ artistic oeuvre.