Peter Spivak

Lives Auburn, Alabama

Painting is something of an obsession with Peter Spivak. He says that when he paints, he does nothing else. He spends about a month at a time intensely painting until he burns out and turns to his other obsession, music (Peter plays guitar and sings for the Auburn based band Local White Bread).

Although trained in graphic design, Peter quickly gave up on the field, and after a bit of wandering, he realized that being an aritst was what he had wanted to do his whole life.

I love his dark pallette of colors, mixing greens and blues with black and darker reds. The painting to the right, "Hello", shows a child who very badly needs something from the man in front of him. The man knows the child needs something, but can't figure out what it is, and all he can think to say is, "Hello."

Peter has also done some work with collage, combining magazine photos and text with his painting. "Dog", at left, is an example.


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