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Afterglow: Writing the Landscape
3 February - 27 February 2016

Guy Peppin’s latest body of work Silent Argument in Light of Recent Events translates written poetry into contemporary art utilising a studio process that involves the conversion of written text into softly poetic abstract artworks defined by their light, colour, and emotion. Investigating the connections between poetry and visual arts, from the language of semiotics to the long art historical tradition of ekphrasis, Peppin works from personal and collected text sources to create artworks which blur the line and defy easy classification.

The works from my ‘Silent Argument in Light of Recent Event’ series are neither poems or paintings nor photographs, not landscapes or pure abstractions; they sit somewhere within the expanded field of contemporary art, as something like chromatic graphic immersions. They are not limited by the traditional techniques that I have used previously, but by the parameters of my studio investigation, and the expanded options of twenty first century technology. 
These recent works were an enquiry into the development of new processes and techniques, focusing on creating art which I consider more of its time, that is, refining a process in the studio that uses a synthesis of both the traditional and hand made, with new digital studio techniques to achieve experiential works. These works, which are text and drawing based, are painted with light and colour, becoming something like colour poems. 
Writing and making visual art have both become equally important to my art practice, my research initially began as a project to understand the relationship between writing and art making in contemporary art. Through research into historical and cultural ideas on colour theory I developed a colour wheel based on colour and emotion in order to translate my poetry into a series of chromatic fade artworks.
(Guy Peppin. Artist #1 Statement, 2015)

Guy Peppin is a Sydney based interdisciplinary artist who has recently completed his Masters of Fine Arts at Sydney College of the Arts. Peppin has previously held solo exhibitions at Liverpool Street Gallery as well as internationally, and was a recipient of the Storrier Onslow National Art School Paris Studio Residency in 2010.

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Bridie Gillman
21 August - 16 September 2021
Guy Peppin, Silent Argument in Light of Recent Events I, 2015, Archival chromogenic acrylic mounted print, 76 x 50cm, unique state Guy Peppin, Silent Argument in Light of Recent Events II, 2015, Archival chromogenic acrylic mounted print, 76 x 50cm, unique state Silent Argument in Light of Guy Peppin, Recent Events III, 2015, Archival chromogenic acrylic mounted print, 76 x 50cm, unique state Guy Peppin, Silent Argument in Light of Recent Events IV, 2015, Archival chromogenic acrylic mounted print, 76 x 50cm, unique state Guy Peppin, Silent Argument in Light of Recent Events V, 2015, Archival chromogenic acrylic mounted print, 76 x 50cm, unique state Guy Peppin, Silent Argument in Light of Recent Events VI, 2016, Archival chromogenic acrylic mounted print, 76 x 50cm, unique state Guy Peppin, Silent Argument in Light of Recent Events VII, 2015, Archival chromogenic acrylic mounted print, 76 x 50cm, unique state Guy Peppin, Silent Argument in Light of Recent Events VIII, 2015, Archival chromogenic acrylic mounted print, 76 x 50cm, unique state Guy Peppin, Silent Argument in Light of Recent Events IX, 2015, Archival chromogenic acrylic mounted print, 76 x 50cm, unique state Guy Peppin, Silent Argument in Light of Recent Events X, 2015, Archival chromogenic acrylic mounted print, 76 x 50cm, unique state Guy Peppin, Silent Argument in Light of Recent Events XI, 2015, Archival chromogenic acrylic mounted print, 76 x 50cm, unique state Guy Peppin, Silent Argument in Light of Recent Events XII, 2015, Archival chromogenic acrylic mounted print, 76 x 50cm, unique state Installation shot courtesy Zan Wimberley Installation shot courtesy Zan Wimberley Installation shot courtesy Zan Wimberley Installation shot courtesy Zan Wimberley