Refreshingly, Peter Clossick is not one of those many contemporary artists who have been seduced by fashion and are eager for accolades. "My concern is for an aesthetic language", he says, "not thinking about ownership of the idea but recycling and giving back. Nothing I have done is new for the sake of being new". For him, the value of painting is essentially about self-development: "My aim is to learn something, make some progress and understand more about my practise".
Oliver Lange, Artist Magazine 2010
The former London Group president is a man seemingly in love with paint as both a substance and a subject. So oils are generously applied in a series of confident, purposeful strokes. Similarly, the colours are drawn from all corners of his palette, yet appear to sing in harmony and discord with one another across the course of the canvas."
Steve Pill, editor Artist & Illustrator 2016
q948 Born in Kings College hospital, London
1962 Attended evening Life Classes at the Working Men's College
1966 to 1969 Leicester Polytechnic
1969 to 1973 Free-lance Fashion Shoe Designer
1974 to 1978 Camberwell School of Art
1978to 1979 University of London, Goldsmiths' College
Peter’s art has been exhibited in John Moores 17, Mall Galleries, Whitechapel Open, The Columbia Threadneedle Prize, Amsterdam, America and Royal Academy Summer Exhibitions and has been awarded prizes in the Lynn Painter-Stainers exhibition. His work has been included in several publications, solo exhibitions and many group shows.
Elected member of the London Group 1999
President of the London Group 2000-2005
Elected Freeman of the Painter-Stainers Guild 2012
Member of Painter-Stainers Fine Art Society
Member of the Arborealist Group
1968 Lanctan Cup (Shoe Design)
1969 Royal Society of Arts Bursary 1969
1978 B.A. (Hons) Fine Art
1979 London University A.T.C. 1979
2008, 2012 & 2016 Lynn Painter-Stainers runner-up prize 2008-2012-2016
Columbia Threadneedle runner-up prize 2016
Royal Academy Summer Exhibitions
John Moores 17
Paintings, with Anthony Eyton RA, Woodlands gallery 2003
Drawings, with Anthony Whishaw RA, Walk Gallery 2005.
In Touch, solo exhibition, Highgate Gallery 2007. “Colour and Texture”, with Julie Held, Boundary Gallery 2010.
Large Works, solo exhibition, Gallery Duncan Terrace 2010.
Painting Without a Brush by David Ferry. Studio Vista ISBN 0-289-80060-9
The London Group edited by Jane Humphrey ISBN 0-9545238-0-6
The Artist Magazine, Elements of Surprise, Feb 2010
Colour & Texture Catalogue, ISBN 978-0-9555510-1-7
The Artist Magazine, London Landmark, Feb 2013