Peter Esslemont

I find it hard to pin down things, to freeze the moment. I prefer to think about things becoming rather than being, remaining in a transient state. Appearances for me are hard to capture – as Herman Melville says in Moby Dick: ‘It is not down in any map; true places never are’.  Watercolour suits this approach; it permits nuance and ambiguity. It treads lightly, never forcing itself on the world or the viewer. There’s a sense that every image is provisional, one answer amongst many possible answers to the question of appearances.

I graduated in BA Practice and Theory of Fine Art from Chelsea School of Art in 2005.

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Venue 86+

Studio 16, ACAVA Studios, Stewkley House, 2 Wadsworth Road, Perivale, UB6 7JD

Exhibiting times

Saturday 8th Sept — 11am to 6pm
Sunday 9th Sept — 11am to 6pm
Saturday 15th Sept — 11am to 6pm
Sunday 16th Sept — 11am to 6pm

Cash and cheques accepted
Wheelchair accessible: Poor