Exhibition: 26 June – 11 September
Maddox Arts is delighted to announce the opening of Peter Griffin’s “I am only the head of those that go before me”, marking his third solo show with the gallery and following a recent twenty-year retrospective held at the Mark Rothko Centre in Latvia. Presented here is a selection of newer work from that retrospective along with a series of very recent paintings that reflect a change of mood in the artist’s outlook as his paintings explore a more minimal approach while still using a fusion of figurative and abstract imagery. With this development the artist has arrived at a uniquely subtle style, one that is informed by improvisational music and poetry but always in relation to the internal space of memory and association and the external space of human experience a style that speaks beyond the formal strictures of painting directly to the he
Griffin has held solo exhibitions in Museums and galleries throughout Europe, Latin America, and Australia. Amongst these were his exhibition “Sealed with Fire” which was selected as the exhibition to mark the twenty fifth anniversary of the death of the Nobel Laureate Pablo Neruda and which travelled in Europe and Latin America while another of his exhibitions “Identities” was shown at The European Parliament Galleries to celebrate the fiftieth anniversary of the European Commission of Human Rights. His work is to be found in major public and private collections throughout the world.