PETER BESTON: Moments/ Stories
April 27 to May 19, 2019
April 27, 6 to 8 PM
MM Fine Art, Southampton
Please join us for Moments/Stories, paintings by Peter Beston, opening April 27, 2019 at MM Fine Art in Southampton. The British born artist, Peter Beston, had a long career as an international award-winning film editor before becoming an artist. An outcome of developing story-telling skills during his career in film is that many of his paintings are instilled with a narrative element. Now an East End resident and full-time painter, Beston’s work utilizes precise composition, along with choice and intensity of color, to lead the observer towards new insights into the familiar.
Beston’s work is generally described as realist, but his paintings often contain elements of the surreal. By removing many incidental and unnecessary details from everyday settings the content is distilled into a pure, intense, and subliminally unsettling depiction.
This exhibition will premiere the artist’s newest work, The Art of Conflict (48 x 96 inches, oil on canvas), which explores relationships between human conflict and art. Moments/Stories will be on view through May 19.