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Type and Words dominate Peter Anderson's seemingly abstract work. But there is a concrete intent in all his artwork and, once he has woven his artist's spell, he wants the viewer to do the rest, to find new ways of looking at things.
A series of 30 prints that manifest an unusually close visual synthesis between type and image are the result of a four year collaboration between Peter Anderson, a typographer and print maker, Platon, a fashion photographer, and Claire Todd, a fashion stylist.
'Graphics design should evolve and challenge existing systems of language and perception'
The piece entitled 'Oak' was commissioned by renowned artists Peter Anderson. Queen Elizabeth was presented with 'Oak' after signing a new visitors' book at the opening of the new £50 million South Wing extension at the city's hospital.
At Cayenne you are more likely to find techno-mod David Holmes or Tim Wheeler from Ash tucking into a bowl of noodles than devoted gourmands and distinguished premiers. A major part of the attraction for the new crowd is Anderson's artwork, which can be also found in the Tate Britain and the Museum of Modern Art in New York.
Gravitaz have developed the relationship between clothes, captions and photograph into an artform. In their pictures, typefaces positively bounce together, taking on the properties of an Issey Miyake dress, or stretch into a pair of elongated platform shoes, becoming part of the image as a whole.
It wriggles and squirms, stretches and curls, crunches and creeps around corners. For former St Martin's student Peter Anderson, type is an active part of telling a story. 'When we speak there's something happening, there's a rise and fall in our voice and expression, to represent this in flat, straight lines of type is to miss a lot of the excitement.'
It's rare to find a designer who is so explicit about his constant search for reinvention and depth of meaning and aesthetics. Anderson describes his work in terms of visual language, making explicit the connection between meaning and aesthetics.
Following a successful show at Hamilton's Gallery last month, Peter Anderson, a freelance typographer, designer and all-round visual communicator is showing the fruit of several years' labour in a show at the ICA throughout October. His 'Alphabet of the Senses' forms part of an exhibition that will be relayed live to nine other galleries around the UK.
For Peter Anderson, each new piece of work begins with a conscious aim to do something that hasn't been done before. This also influences the way that he works. 'In every project i feel a responsibility to find a new way of doing it.'
'One of the things i found coming out of college and being fascinated with language is that the graphics world embraces progressive thought more than the fine art world.' he says. 'the graphics world supports the new, the fresh, support makes mistakes and risks the fine art world is about who you know and the fashion of imagery and ideas.