Peter Opheim, is a German artist which Create fun clay figures and paintings, but that, at the same time, seem taken from a nightmare.
Based in New York and with studies in economics and abstract painting, this creative is interested in showing childhood fears and fantasies and how we are shaped by our earliest experiences.
However, his cartoonish creations Neo-Pop, they also suggest the hidden desires and anxieties that an adult can experience.
Thus, Peter Opheim he builds soft, kitschy characters in clay, which are then rendered in large-scale oil paintings.
Perfectly executed brush strokes achieve a three-dimensional effect that bridges the gap between the pictorial and the sculptural, with his masterful use of unnatural colours, challenging the viewer to explore his intellectual and emotional themes.
“How a color looks is very different from how a color feels, so in my chosen medium I try to evoke that sensory distinction,” Opheim says.
Undoubtedly, its nice irregular characters refer to the world of childhood and for this reason, he received a scholarship from the Pollock/Krasner Foundation (1995).
With exhibitions in Japan, Taiwan, Russia, the United States, Canada, Korea and China, his work has been included in important corporate collections such as Hallmark, Northwest Airlines and the Venetian Hotel in Las Vegas.
Peter Opheim also has permanent collections in various museums in the United States and South Korea.
So if you want to know a little more about this artist, here we leave you his Instagram account, so you can take a better look at it.