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About Peter Pinchbeck

Peter Pinchbeck (1931—2000), moved to New York City from England in 1960, where he joined the second generation of Abstract Expressionists. His early works included wooden sculptures that referenced the utopian Modernism of the Russian Constructivists. In the 1970s, he returned to painting, limiting himself to a formal vocabulary of rectangles floating on colored fields. In the 1980s, his work became increasingly gestural and expressive, an evolution that continued throughout his life. "In the 1990s his colors heated up and his shapes became more playful, eventually evolving into buoyant, barbell volumes that appeared, paradoxically, to be continuous with the light-filled space they inhabited," according to Roberta Smith, in The New York Times obituary.

Peter Pinchbeck - A Project for Open City

Open City #13 - Hi-Fi, 215