Peter Köhler – Hidden in plain sight
26 Sept 2020–24 Jan 2021
Peter Köhler was born in 1971 in Stockholm, Sweden, where he also lives and works. He is educated at The Royal Institute of Art in Stockholm. His drawings invite us to a swirling flow that in the way of a dream feels both familiar and enigmatic. The abstract merges with the figurative. The flowing and weightless organic parts contrasts with straight architectural elements, rooms, stairs and openings towards something else. The well-balanced colour scale, which also describes shadows and spaciousness, is clear and bright. Köhler draws inspiration from folk beliefs, legends, mythology, superstition and people’s way of protecting themselves from alien forces. He is also inspired by literature and music with magnificent soundscapes and wild nature.
Some exhibitions in selection:
Intermezzo. Group Exhibition. Gallery Magnus Karlsson. Stockholm, 2020.
SEEING THROUGH YOU – An online exhibition series. A cloud in a Box, curated by Terry R. Myers. Fort Gansevoort Online (USA), 2020.
Bewildered. Sandviken Art Gallery. Sandviken, 2019.
You and Me. Bloomsbury Spirit. Group Exhibition. Artipelag, 2018.
Chart Art Fair 2018. Kunsthal Charlottenborg. Copenhagen, 2018.
Public assignment – Short Stories. A series of 8 images printed on tempered glass and placed on two facades. Stockholm, 2019.