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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Untitled 8: goauche, charcoal

Self-portrait 13" x 13" 2004 "In summer 2003, my step-father, age 62, died of a massive heart attack. He had seemed in the peak of health: full of life, the sun our familial planets orbited round. Perhaps naturally, his passing had my head turn toward the notion of vulnerability… to flaws to our seemingly perfectly healthy physical selves… to the inevitability of change with time—impermanence and atrophy. Along with Untitled 7, this uneven work gives way to vulnerabilities."