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Peter Kuttner

Peter Kuttner


The organic aesthetic and textures of Peter Kuttner’s original boho minimalist artworks are the result of patient layering and unique uses of media. Through a combination of collage and paint, Kuttner is able to find personal expression in the clear colors and contrasting soft textures he creates. With a focus on creating “Zero-Waste Art”, Kuttner implements a unique form of collaged paintings to create each composition. Each of these mini paintings within the larger composition is entirely unique through the individual reactions between each color and an intermediary glass surface.

Kuttner’s artworks have been featured in Architectural Digest Magazine as well as in popular films and television shows including Two and a Half Men, Californication, and Nashville. In 2016, he became part of the permanent collection of the International Museum of Collage in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Since 2019, his artwork has been purchased by multiple Hospitals and Medical Centers for the uplifting feeling inherent in the work. Presently, Kuttner’s work is on display in a large number of private, royal, museum, and corporate collections worldwide.

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The organic aesthetic and textures of Peter Kuttner’s original boho minimalist artworks are the result of  patient layering and original uses of media. Through a combination of paint and collage, Kuttner is able to find personal expression in the clear colors and contrasting soft textures he creates. With a focus on subtle textures, Kuttner creates the colorful detailed top layers of each artwork in a separate process. Each of these applied mini paintings within the larger composition is a unique cutout of paint created with a flow of colors on an intermediary glass surface.

The artist states about his work, “When I’m painting, I tend to yield to the spontaneous and intuitive development of the artwork. I allow gravity and evaporation to become my allies in creating each piece. I enjoy being an observer of the organic processes that occur without human influence, both inside and outside of the studio.”

“In my Cut-Out series, I use a process, not unlike that of Matisse late in his career. The economy of design and the utilitarian simplicity therein allow for the creation of simple, archetypal pieces. I use familiar yet abstract details to suspend the viewer in contemplation of the universality of imagery. Using negative shapes, repetition, and emphasizing spatial relationships, I carefully consider scale and balance. Works in this series are meant to be contemporary, clean, sophisticated, colorful, uplifting, soothing, and filled with positive vibrations.”
 
Kuttner’s artworks have been featured in Architectural Digest Magazine as well as in popular films and television shows including Two and a Half Men, Californication, and Nashville. Presently, Kuttner’s work is on display in a large number of private, royal, museum and corporate collections worldwide. In 2016, he became part of the permanent collection of the International Museum of Collage in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Since 2019, his artwork has been purchased by multiple Hospital and Medical Centers for the uplifting feeling inherent in the work.

The organic aesthetic and textures of Peter Kuttner’s original boho minimalist artworks are the result of  patient layering and original uses of media. Through a combination of paint and collage, Kuttner is able to find personal expression in the clear colors and contrasting soft textures he creates. With a focus on subtle textures, Kuttner creates the colorful detailed top layers of each artwork in a separate process. Each of these applied mini paintings within the larger composition is a unique cutout of paint created with a flow of colors on an intermediary glass surface.

The artist states about his work, “When I’m painting, I tend to yield to the spontaneous and intuitive development of the artwork. I allow gravity and evaporation to become my allies in creating each piece. I enjoy being an observer of the organic processes that occur without human influence, both inside and outside of the studio.”

“In my Cut-Out series, I use a process, not unlike that of Matisse late in his career. The economy of design and the utilitarian simplicity therein allow for the creation of simple, archetypal pieces. I use familiar yet abstract details to suspend the viewer in contemplation of the universality of imagery. Using negative shapes, repetition, and emphasizing spatial relationships, I carefully consider scale and balance. Works in this series are meant to be contemporary, clean, sophisticated, colorful, uplifting, soothing, and filled with positive vibrations.”
 
Kuttner’s artworks have been featured in Architectural Digest Magazine as well as in popular films and television shows including Two and a Half Men, Californication, and Nashville. Presently, Kuttner’s work is on display in a large number of private, royal, museum and corporate collections worldwide. In 2016, he became part of the permanent collection of the International Museum of Collage in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Since 2019, his artwork has been purchased by multiple Hospital and Medical Centers for the uplifting feeling inherent in the work.

EXHIBITIONS
2022 “Outlook of Entity”, Artplex Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Affordable Art Fair New York, NY
Winter Salon, Chicago Art Source Gallery, Chicago, IL
2021 Artplex Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Studio E Gallery, Palm Beach Gardens, FL
2020    Grace Renee Gallery, Cave Creek, AZ
2018 McVarish Gallery, Portland, OR
Chicago Art Source Gallery, Chicago, IL
2017 Susquehanna Art Museum, Harrisburg, PA
Ormond Art Museum, Ormond Beach, FL
Kelsey Michaels Fine Art, Laguna Beach, CA
2016 International Museum of Collage, Santa Fe, NM
Kelsey Michaels Fine Art, Laguna Beach, CA
Architectural Digest Home Design Show, NY
The Blender Gallery, Athens, Greece
Kelsey Michaels Fine Art, Laguna Beach, CA
2015 ArtExpo, Pier 94, New York, NY
Architectural Digest Home Design Show, NY
Kelsey Michaels Fine Art, Laguna Beach, CA
Chicago Art Source Gallery, Chicago, IL
2014 ArtExpo, Pier 94, New York, NY
Architectural Digest Home Design Show, NY
2013 Spectrum Miami, FL
R. Pela Contemporary Gallery, Phoenix, AZ
Spectrum New York, NY
2012 Spectrum Miami, FL
ArtExpo, Pier 92, New York, NY
2011 Chicago Art Source Gallery, Chicago, IL
ArtExpo, Pier 94, New York, NY
2010 Chicago Art Source Gallery, Chicago, IL
Jules Place Gallery, Boston, MA
ArtExpo, Pier 94, New York, NY
2009 Chicago Art Source Gallery, Chicago, IL
Affordable Art Fair London, UK
Deljou Art Gallery, Atlanta, GA
Affordable Art Fair Bristol, UK
ArtExpo New York, NY
2008 Chicago Art Source Gallery, Chicago, IL
J Fine Art Gallery, Taos, NM
ArtExpo Las Vegas, NV
2007 ArtExpo New York, NY
Perrell Fine Art, Los Angeles, CA

PERMANENT COLLECTIONS
CBS Paramount Studios, Los Angeles, CA
International Museum of Collage, Santa Fe, NM
Jovan Bea Hospital, Rockford, IL
Manhattan Country Clube, Manhattan Beach, CA
Mariner Bay at Annapolis Towne Centre, Annapolis, MD
Marriot Hotel, Bakersfield, CA
Paul Stuart Inc., Chicago, IL
The Ritz Carlton, Dallas, TX
The Venetian Macao-Resort-Hotel, Macao, China

PUBLICATIONS
Images Arizona Magazine
Nashville Arts Magazine
Architectural Digest March
Art Business News
Best of Ringling Award

FILM & TV
Adventures in Hollyhood, MTV
Californication, Showtime
Dirty Sexy Money, ABC Studios
House Hunters, HGTV
I Love Your Man, Dreamworks
Lions for Lambs, Paramount Pictures
Nashville, ABC Studios
Two and a Half Men, Warner Bros. Television
Without a Trace, CBS Broadcasting