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Abstract artist and pot maker hold exhibition of work

 Published on: 5th March 2019   |   By: News Desk   |   Category: Uncategorized

A Hemel geometric abstract artist and a classical ceramic pot maker are holding an exhibition of their work.

Hemel Hempstead residents, Pete Greening and Jean Langdon, will be exhibiting their work of paintings and hand-coiled ceramic pots.

Pete is a self-taught artist, inspired by the works of Victor Vasarely and Bridget Riley.

Pete has had many solo exhibitions and also has exhibited paintings in many group shows, including one in Brick Lane Gallery, in London.

He said: “My paintings explore the optical effects of linear distortion and arithmetical progression.

“The patterns and colours used are carefully selected to create either an optical illusion of movement or to create a feeling of tension on the surface of the painting.”

Some of Pete’s paintings have been used as covers for records, including the first six LPs in a series of limited edition 12 inch vinyl LPs by the German record label, Drone Records.

Jean’s interest in ceramics came about by the shapes and styles of ancient clay artefacts.

Pete said: “She notes that humans everywhere on earth discovered, quite independently, that useful articles could be fashioned from materials dug from the ground.

“Coil building gives her most satisfaction and enables her to explore a wide variety of shapes to interpret in whatever way she wishes.”

Jean and Pete have exhibited together many times now, despite their different influences and inspirations, their work seemingly complements each other’s pieces.

The exhibition is taking place on Tuesday, April 2 to Saturday, April 20 at The Open Door gallery in Berkhamsted.

To see Pete’s abstract art, you can visit

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