Mike Piggott | Peripheral

26 Apr - 8 Jun 2019

This exhibition showcases new paintings that portray a nostalgic, western ethos- evoking reflection on the concept of place.

Often depicting personal experiences or landscapes, Piggott’s aesthetic vividly portrays a simple lifestyle that illuminates the beauty of the familiar. This exhibition showcases new paintings that portray a nostalgic, western ethos- evoking reflection on the concept of place. 

 

Radiating a style of painting similar to well-known artist David Hockney, Piggott creates scenes from his immediate surroundings in a manner that transcends any particular category of art. Within Piggott’s new body of work, he playfully explores the subtle nuances of bold color in western scenes. His work titled Cowgirl depicts a portrait of a girl dressed in a bright yellow shirt with a teal scarf. The colors captivate the viewer and create a dichotomy between the vivid, uplifting shades and the girl’s stoic, unyielding expression. Although each composition depicts a commonplace