Peter Campbell is an early career Canadian artist whose tactile, luminous, and mesmerizing paintings elevate the familiar yet often overlooked patterns that comprise both natural phenomena and everyday objects.
Inspired by time-honoured artisanal methods, like basket-weaving or carved wood reliefs, Campbell is equally preoccupied with evolutionary processes and the rhythms of the natural world. Whether it’s the textures created by fossilization, the play of light on water and wind on meadow grass, or the architectural domes of fungi, he is fascinated by nature’s motifs and building units and explores them rigorously in his works.
Campbell’s paintings require, intersect, and celebrate two distinct temporalities: those of patience and kinetic vitality. Using layering, carving, and pointillistic techniques to create depth and radiance, he deploys repetition to mimic organic multiplication and capture the dynamism intrinsic to both human-made and natural forms.