PETER JACOB CHRIST: GONE BUT NOT FORGOTTEN
Peter Jacob Christ attended Syracuse University, studied painting at the Sir John Cass School of Art in London, and traveled to Europe before moving to New York, where he pursued painting and worked as a creative director in the field of advertising. He earned a Master of Fine Arts from New York University.
His artwork is planned and constructed in ways similar to the abstract expressionist and modernist works. “I blend the fading imagery of 1950’s North American signage, typography, toys, and everyday objects, with the sensual qualities of animals and the natural landscape which inevitably appeals to my sense of humor,” he states. The paintings presented in the exhibition convey his cheerful sense of humor and love of color through the representation of old street signage and symbols that bring back memories and inspire nostalgic feelings.
He lives and works in Sarasota, Florida.