Australian painter, sculptor, printmaker
(b. 1947, Gawler, SA)
Peter D Cole is best known for his bright primary colours and his sense of architectural shape and form in both his paintings and his sculpture. His work pays homage to Miro, the Spanish surrealist sculptor and painter who also used primary colours to great effect. Since 1970 Peter has lived in a rural setting in Kyneton about an hour’s drive north west of Melbourne. His studio reflects the rural icons of much of his work where the straw stooks sit side by side with his sculptural steel stooks. Peter D Cole’s work has usually been seen as minimalist in nature and more architectural than natural in composition. More recently he has visited Japan a number of times and is drawing on the Japanese urban environment for his inspiration. A common stylistic look runs through much of his work, along with the primary colour palette which he employs.
Sourced from McCulloch’s Encyclopedia of Australian Art. Used with permission. Copyright: McCulloch and McCulloch.