Peter uses printmaking, drawing and performative intervention to question the way the world is. His work seeks to challenge assumptions and foster conversation about meaning, environment, community and uses of power.
Statement: I use printmaking, drawing and performative action to explore my fascination with people and to celebrate life, growth and change. My diverse output references subject matter including social relations, textual interpretation, lowland landscape, ornithology, and the idea of gift. By positing provocatively optimistic statements about people I want my audiences to experience self-reflection as they position themselves in relation to the texts. I intend my work to foster dialogue about meaning, environment, community and uses of power. My formal concerns with colour, line, text, composition, public action and experimenting with woodblock are all secondary to the works’ content.
I’m glad you’re alive!
Interview with Peter Driver
Video from Maija’s “Who are the CAS Artists?” research project.