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Peter Seal comes to visit

Though he exhibits infrequently, Peter Seal has over the years built a reputation for his quietly powerful abstract paintings, notable for their chromatic subtlety and beautifully-crafted surfaces. Typically, a canvas might be composed of one or two squares or rectangles, within which are then set one or more subsidiary geometric shapes. Such grid-like structures might suggest sources in the urban environment, but the artist is keen to assert that this is not his intention, and that although there may be subliminal references to the world of appearances, there are no explicit external reference points. The paintings, he says, “don’t have an answer – they are not crossword puzzles.” Their eloquence comes from paint and form alone.