Some recent solo exhibitions
12 Star Gallery, London 2009, 'Paintings and Sculptures'
Galerie Witteveen, Amsterdam 2007
Galerie Am Savignyplatz, Berlin 2006, 'Naar de natuur'
Some recent group exhibitions
Galerie De Vis, Harlingen 2009, 'Beeld van een tuin'
Galerie Noordeinde, The Hague 2008, 'Zomerparade'
Het Depot, Wageningen 2005
P. Keizer, Paintings Sculptures 2004-2008, 2008
L. Dijkman and W. van der Beek, Peter Keizer: solotentoonstelling, Wageningen: Het Depot 2007
Egbert Dommering, Peter Keizer: schilderijen 1994-1996, Amsterdam: Metis 1994
Selected public and corporate collections
Het Depot, Wageningen, NL • Abn Amro Kunststichting, NL • City of Amsterdam, NL • VU Ziekenhuis, NL • Akzo Nobel Art Foundation, NL
Over the years, Peter Keizer has perfected an expressive oeuvre. His paintings have become ever more daring and open, always in his inimitable signature style. Perhaps the key features of his work are their enormous positive energy and sense of space, regardless of the format and subject matter. The paint is the subject and the subject matter the direct object.
Keizer has felt an increasing need to work three dimensionally. A development that is hardly surprising as his paintings have become more 'sculptural' over the years. In an attempt to capture Keizer's creative outpourings accurately, art critic Wim van der Beek uses the word plethora. In Greek, this literally means: overabundance. More generally, plethora is used to describe an excess of beauty. The term 'plethora' is also applicable to Keizer's recent series of paintings of fruit trees. The impressions of fruit trees in full bloom were painted in an orchard near Enkhuizen. The confrontation with the profusion of blossom inspired explosions of paint and colour. The paintings are striking for their remarkable perspective: the canopies of leaves are seen from below. This unconventional viewpoint enables the painter to capture the blooms as a fountain of white and pink against a bright blue sky. The dark twisting form of the tree trunk and branches and the green foliage make this vibrant composition, which centres on pure perception, complete. Keizer's visual language also translates seamlessly into sculpture.
Peter Keizer was resident artist at the Rijksakademie in 1984-1988.He won the Buning Brongers Prize (NL) in 1988.
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