A painter’s painter

NZ-born artist Peter Boggs has just wrapped up a critically acclaimed exhibition at Canberra’s Beaver Galleries. Canberra Times critic Sasha Grishin compares Boggs to Giorgio Morandi and Edward Hopper, and describes his latest works as “marvellous meditations on space, structure and geometry”. Boggs was taught by Colin McCahon at Auckland’s Elam School of Fine Arts, and has lived in Australia for the past 2 years. Often described as a painter’s painter, his pieces are distinguished by their subdued colour palettes, clean lines and sense of mystery. “I’ve always liked the idea of a painting containing something which the eye can’t see,” he once commented, “What’s lurking outside the frame.”

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