Peter Dalla Costa’s work currently hangs at Campbells of London Gallery in South Kensington, (extended) until October 14th. Trinidadian folk-lore and magic punctuate the darkness in his recent paintings. Born in Trinidad, Peter returned at the age of twenty-one to paint after being sent to school in England.
“ Trinidad is another world, otherworldly….It’s a constant struggle to stop the jungle from taking over the studio. Everything grows and everything is decaying out there. It’s impossible to stop it. There are paintings all around me, everywhere I look there’s a painting waiting to be made. The Island is in my blood, a magnetic force always drawing me home.”
His work is rich in legend, voodoo and atmosphere exemplified by the moonlight beach scenes and decaying jungle, the subjects he paints most frequently. A must see, this small show is Peter’s First and a triumphant flavour of more exotic and interesting work to come.
Peter has had a successful career as a textile designer with examples of his fabrics at the Victoria and Albert Museum. He is represented by Lisa Azarmi.
|Duration||28 October 2017 - 14 October 2017|
|Venue||Campbells of London Art Gallery|
|Address||35 Thurloe Street London SW7 2LQ, ,|
|Contact||+44 20 7584 9268 / email@example.com / http://www.campbellsoflondon.co.uk/|