Los Angeles based artist, David Allan Peters, layers countless sheathes of solid colors which he then carves into, leaving small craters that bring into view the stratified sub-surfaces.
In some cases he creates deceptively simple, minimal works with a vigorously sanded final application in white, silver or black. These pieces are then carefully excavated to expose little implosions of color.
Other pieces contain a baroque-like energy of hundreds and hundreds of tiny cuts. These works, a first, give the impression of a frenetic, expressionistic approach, but upon deeper consideration, Peters’ rigorous and pain staking practice in precision and perfection is revealed.
As Peters forms his pieces, the boundary between sculpture and painting is examined and dissolved as he recognizes potential in the by-products of each successive step. Discarded paint is then incorporated back into the pieces or amassed into amorphous sculptures that imply crystal- like compositions, once again alluding to the passage of time.