Michael Peck

EscapeIntoLife_MichaelPeck1Fighter Pilot # 3, 2011, oil on linen, 137 x 137 cm.

EscapeIntoLife_MichaelPeck_2Target Practice # 6, 2011, oil on linen, 62 x 62 cm.

EscapeIntoLife_MichaelPeck_3Fighter Pilot # 4, 2011, oil on linen, 198 x 198 cm.

EscapeIntoLife_MichaelPeck_4Fighter Pilot # 5, 2011, oil on linen, 198 x 198 cm.

Spitfire, 2011, oil on linen, 198 x 198 cm.

Target Practice # 3, 2011, oil on linen, 82 x 82 cm.

Untitled, 2011, oil on linen, 198 x 198 cm.

Untitled, 2008, oil on linen,167 x 167 cm

Reservation, 2009, oil on linen, 143  x 143 cm.

Dorothy, 2009, oil on linen, 137 x 137 cm.

About The Landing Series

Using crashed World War II planes, as seen through the eyes of innocent children, the new body of work explores Michael’s relationship with his two grandfathers, who both served in World War II.

Both men passed away within months of each other in 2010, prompting Michael to contemplate how little he knew about their lives and consider our inherited experiences of conflict across generations.

About the Artist

Michael Peck’s artistic practice is concerned with the sensation of disorientation and dislocation that is often felt within the post modern world. Exploring issues regarding the loss of cultural identity, his work particularly focuses on the effects within minority groups and individuals existing on the fringe who are challenged to assimilate within the larger community.

The scenes in Michael’s paintings are quiet, the participants are paused as they stand withdrawn, juxtaposed against a dynamic population; they are overwhelmed by mass-culture; one which has been composed from the interaction, assimilation and constant change of subcultures. His work looks at the place of the individual within a pluralistic society where a constant shift of values and beliefs leaves a great uncertainty of belonging.


Michael Peck’s Website

Michael Peck at Metro Gallery, Melbourne

Michael Peck Interview, October 2011

 Michael Peck’s The Landing reviewed by Wendy Cavenett

Artist found via Design Collector

6 responses to “Michael Peck”

  1. THOPPP says:

    Remarkable Photographs

  2. EIL says:

    Thank you for visiting! Michael Peck’s works are actually paintings. They seem very photographic. An amazing artist bringing attention to culture identity.

  3. Carmelita Caruana says:

    Look closely and you will see they are oil paintings where the artist has selected a monochrome palette. More remarkable still, wouldnt you say? I really wanted to post and share this work, which I find arresting and strangely moving.

    Carmelita Caruana

  4. THOPPP says:

     Thank you for setting me streight .. 😀

  5. Anonymous says:

    You’re welcome!

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