Peter Bruun is at heart a figurative artist. From the late 1980’s through 2015, all of his abstract works (presented in a square format) had been based on self-portraiture: the works literally begin with mark-making from observing his face in the mirror, and then constellating those marks not to render faces, but rather an infinite variety of abstract, rounded forms. A figure against a ground. In 2016, in a radical shift in methodology, Bruun began making works based on figures in relationship, and he broke away from a square format. This has opened an entirely new vein for abstract exploration; more about relationship than identity.

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Buddha Love [SOLD]

Self-portrait, pencil, ink, watercolor, gesso 16" x 12" 2016 "This drawing is about a couple who fell in love at a Buddhist monastery where they lived; their love story led them to be expelled from the monastery (where they had lived for year), and they now have been married for 26 years. The quotation accompanying this drawing: 'I tried to quiet my mind, but I could not still my heart.'"