Scrawls and Swirls
“Doodles” are what essentially make up the bulk of Georgie Peter’s current exhibition, “Kokoro Kara 2.0”, at Mint Gallery. His work consists of a large variety of subjects and mediums, including but not limited to ballpoint pen landscapes, paper clip portraits and rough pencil still-lifes. At times coloured and other times only vaguely sketched, the combination of all his drawings and paintings in one space is immensely delightful and immediately appealing; yours truly was drawn on a whim into the gallery on a Saturday night whilst en route to the alcohol store (go figure). The multimedia nature of the artworks pleases not only the sense of sight but also of touch. Peter stresses that viewers are free to turn over and more closely examine individual pieces if they wish.
The uniqueness of each artwork is another thing Peter particularly emphasizes – he explains that his “concept has always been anti-mass production,” and so he very deliberately creates original hand-made pieces, ensuring that “no two are alike”. Overall, the exhibition spans several genres, ideas and everyday topics, encompassing anything that interests, inspires, provokes or frustrates Peter as an artist. He describes it simply as a tangible outpouring of “the inner workings of [my] head.”
I wish the inner workings of my head looked that aesthetically appealing on paper. But pop along and have a look (and a touch!), and get inspired to start doodling yourself.