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A stunning and very imposing painting by Peter Eastman from his series of Shadow paintings created in 2004.


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This is a beautifully crafted and impressive painting created by the artist Peter Eastman using enamel on masonite board from his series of Shadow Paintings exhibited under the title of ‘Reflective’ at Stevenson in Cape Town in 2004. At 2.2m high by 1.8m wide it’s certainly a statement piece and by virtue of its size would work well in an entrance area, double height staircase setting or indeed in any room that benefits from high ceilings. The beauty of the piece comes from the simplicity of the subject matter married to the flowing and almost iridescent quality of the enamel base which has the shadow figure carved into it. It is presented in excellent condition.


This is the statement from the artist relating to his work exhibited at ‘Reflective’ in 2004.


'These monotone enamel paintings reflect on our position as a viewer. They make us aware of ourselves in relation to a painting and, more broadly, of our persona and position in the world at large. They mirror our projections onto paintings, and blur the boundaries between the intention of the artist and our preconceptions. The viewer is integral to these paintings, and, in reality, the viewer's shadow and reflection is a fundamental part of the transient image. I paint in a studio in the city of Cape Town where I feel part of, but apart from, the masses of people, and in these paintings I play with my ambivalence toward anonymity in a familiar landscape'.


Born in 1976 in Newcastle, UK, Peter Eastman currently lives and works in Cape Town, South Africa. In 2003, he was selected as a finalist for the ABSA L’Atelier award and in 2005, participated in the Sasol New Signatures exhibition. His first solo presentation titled, Reflective, was held at Stevenson, Cape Town in 2004. Later solo exhibitions include Supernature in 2008 and Life is Short in 2010 both at Whatiftheworld Gallery, Cape Town. Surface Light in 2015 was Eastman’s seventh solo exhibition since the start of his career in 2001 and follows on from the great success of his Deep Chine exhibition presented at SMAC Gallery in 2014.


His most recent solo exhibition Coldstream was presented at SMAC Gallery in Johannesburg, South Africa in March 2017 and his work was included in SMAC’s presentation at the 12th Contemporary Istanbul in September 2017. As such he has become a much sought after and collected artist despite the fact that it is rare for his items to come up for public sale other than at his solo exhibitions in Cape Town.


Although the painting is unsigned (as most of his work was in 2004) I have confirmed with both the Gallery that represents him now and the gallery that represented him at the time the painting was created that the work is his – they have done this with reference to the artist himself. Copies of these emails are detailed in image 5.



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Imposing Peter Eastman Shadow painting

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    Contemporary, 20th Century

    Date of production



    Enamel on masonite board



    H 220 cms

    W 180 cms


    Number of pieces included in price




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