Colour Destination is a collection of paintings by artist Peter Douglas that depict the urban landscape – capturing scenes of people, activity and colour. The works exhibited take reference from images made by photographers Roger Scott, Kate Molenkamp and Edward Keating as well as photos taken by the artist.
A playful and vibrant use of colour in the pictures creates a camouflage of line and shape that stimulates movement, emotion and form in the image. Intersecting lines within the composition of the work lead the eye and guide the viewer along a visual narrative. The themes in Colour Destination relate to the value of individual perspective and the realisation that each passerby has a life as rich and complex as our own.
Peter Douglas is a Melbourne based artist whose practice focuses on drawing and painting. Some of the images and themes in the work are memory, hope and nature. He uses a variety of different techniques to create his work. Whether it’s using a hard pencil to emboss the surface of paper, breaking apart shape and colour to creating a vivid camouflage or heavily layering acrylic paint to partially hide what’s beneath the surface; his work attempts to capture fleeting moments in time.