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3D exhibitions

  • Luke Piper

    New Planet Prints

    21 Oct 2020 – 30 Nov 2020

    Graphic works and selected paintings from the recent Planet Paintings exhibiton. Motivated by the memory and feeling from working live in the landscape these paintings attempt to sum up the impression of a place in the mind’s eye. A bit like a psychiatrist’s inky doodles on his or her notepad or the clairvoyant’s tea leaves in a cup - For me they are a telescopic, microscopic and kaleidoscopic perspective exploring our relationship with nature and wilderness in the context of urgent and changing times. The thought in my mind is that through observing the natural patterns and processes we hope to come more in tune with our world and with each other as a single race by understanding how transient yet universally connected things are. The circular planet paintings are really the next step in attempting to encapsulate all within the whole. You are always welcome to come and see the artwork in the studio. Please feel free to contact me. Luke

  • Luke Piper

    Luke Piper | Planet Paintings

    21 Sep 2020 – 30 Nov 2020

    A new series of paintings exploring nature and the pandemic An exciting exhibition of new works by Somerset artist, Luke Piper, opens in Wiltshire in September 2020. This virtual gallery has been created to mirror the physical exhibition at an enchanted location in the heart of West Country chalk meadow downland. The paintings, prints and photographs have been produced during winter of 2019 and through the global lockdown of spring and summer 2020. While the work reflects love for the English countryside, it marks an even more urgent response to the world we live in, the current crisis and our conflict-ridden relationship with both nature and ourselves. ‘In essence we are at war. A different sort of war but essentially a conflict with our very own nature and with nature itself. Even outside the pandemic our relationship with nature has reached a tipping point. But the current crisis brings this conflict into sharp and relentless focus.’ Heavily influenced by both his grandfather, John Piper, and his father, Edward Piper, Luke’s painting also draws inspiration from a number of other sources including: prehistoric rock painting, Australian indigenous art, specific impressionists and war artists. The results are landscape paintings infused with blinding light, colour and primal energy ‘Whilst the work is dark in places, I hope it also brings light and demonstrates how there is always redemption - a way through, just as there is through the drovers’ roads of the Somerset landscape. With sublime beauty and elation there is also terror and darkness but the combination actually brings comfort, understanding and the vision of a way forward.’ The paintings are concerned not only with the current crisis, but with the internal anxiety of human existence as our impact on planet earth and the dissonance this causes, becomes increasingly apparent. Piper’s paintings are the psychiatrist’s inky doodles or the clairvoyant’s tea leaves in a cup, as ‘experts’ try to unravel our own personal responsibility for the myriad imbalances now facing us. Some pieces look like they could be the viewed through the lens of a telescope or a microscope with a sense of projected or magnified objects in the darkness, yet they all relate to Piper’s connection with local lanes, byways and leylines, themes of previous works. ‘Our knowledge horizons are expanding on every front – into a world of new planets, black holes and microbes, from the infinite to the infinitesimal.’ ‘A sense of immediacy and an attempt to capture the moment is key to understanding how transient yet universally connected things are. The circular planet paintings are really the next step in attempting to encapsulate all within the whole.’ The paintings will be exhibited in a physical exhibition near Monkton Deverill in Wiltshire from 21st - 27th September 2020. The music on the 3D tour is composed and copyright 2020 by Entities. For more information please visit the website: www.lukepiper.com

    latest works

    • Luke Piper

      Lane near Bruton v.1, October 2020
      52 x 69.4 cm (h x w)
      Signed limited edition print in bespoke handmade frame. Gilcèe on Hahnemuhle Etching 310gsm paper
      GBP 985
    • Luke Piper

      Boscawen-Ûn, October 2020
      52 x 52 cm (h x w)
      Signed limited edition print in bespoke handmade frame. Gilcèe on Hahnemuhle Etching 310gsm paper
      GBP 950
    • Luke Piper

      Lane near Shapwick, April 2020
      52 x 69.4 cm (h x w)
      Signed limited edition print in bespoke handmade frame. Gilcèe on Hahnemuhle Etching 310gsm paper
      GBP 935
    • Luke Piper

      Lane near Bruton v.2, October 2020
      52 x 69.4 cm (h x w)
      Signed limited edition print in bespoke handmade frame. Gilcèe on Hahnemuhle Etching 310gsm paper
      GBP 985
    • Luke Piper

      Songline meiosis ll, April 2020
      60 x 60 cm (h x w)
      Oil on 365gsm Arches paper laid on board with coloured resin
      GBP 3200
    • Luke Piper

      Nova Corona, March 2020
      55 x 57 cm (h x w)
      Watercolour, gouache & ink on Arches Aquarelle 300gsm CP
      GBP 3100
    • Luke Piper

      Lane at Long Knoll, 30th May 2020
      76 x 56 cm (h x w)
      Watercolour, Gouache, pastel, pencil & ink on Arches Aquarelle 300gsm CP
      GBP 3400
    • Luke Piper

      Songline l, rockshelter, April 2020
      60 x 60 cm (h x w)
      Oil on 365gsm Arches paper mounted on board with coloured resin
      GBP 3500
    • Luke Piper

      Somerset Lane print ll, 2010
      50 x 67 cm (h x w)
      Giclée on Somerset Velvet paper
      GBP 750
    • Luke Piper

      Somerset Lane print l, 2010
      50 x 67 cm (h x w)
      Gilcée on Somerset Velvet paper
      GBP 750
    • Luke Piper

      Small Down yellow & Orange lll, May 2020
      40 x 66 cm (h x w)
      Watercolour, Gouache, pencil & ink on Arches Aquarelle 356gsm CP
      GBP 3100
    • Luke Piper

      Small Down Lane, June, June 2020
      56 x 76 cm (h x w)
      Watercolour, gouache & ink on Arches Aquarelle 300gsm CP
      GBP 3400
    • Luke Piper

      The Fosseway, Bodden, near Shepton Mallet, 16th March 2020
      56 x 76 cm (h x w)
      Watercolour, Gouache, pencil & ink on Arches Aquarelle 300gsm CP
      GBP 3400
    • Luke Piper

      Supernova, April 2020
      60 x 60 cm (h x w)
      Oil & coloured resin on paper mounted on board. Integral frame
      GBP 3400
    • Luke Piper

      Summer Woodland, Chesterblade, June 2020
      65 x 74 cm (h x w)
      Watercolour, gouache & ink on Arches Aquarelle 356 gsm CP
      GBP 4000
    • Luke Piper

      Summer Lane, June 2020
      56 x 76 cm (h x w)
      Watercolour, Gouache, pastel & ink on Arches Aquarelle 300gsm CP
      GBP 3400
    • Luke Piper

      Songline Meiosis lll, April 2020
      60 x 60 cm (h x w)
      Oil on 365gsm Aquarelle Arches paper laid on board with ink & coloured resin. Integral frame
      GBP 3500
    • Luke Piper

      Songline Meiosis ll, April 2020
      60 x 60 cm (h x w)
      Oil on 365gsm Arches paper laid on board with coloured resin
      GBP 3200
    • Luke Piper

      Songline ll, St Michael's Way, April 2020
      61 x 61 cm (h x w)
      Watercolour, Gouache, pastel ink & clear resin on paper mounted on board
      GBP 3200
    • Luke Piper

      View from Small Down Knoll, 19th March 2020
      66 x 101.6 cm (h x w)
      Watercolour, Gouache, pastel & ink on Arches Aquarelle 356gsm CP
      GBP 4600
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