peter chasseaud

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Industry Arts
Occupation artist & writer
Location Lewes, East Sussex, United Kingdom
Introduction I work in many media: oil painting, lithography, etching, drawing, photography, film, installations, artists books. Generally figurative and landscape, and combining images with text - I write poetic (free-verse) texts for my artists books. The images and texts have equal weight. My Kings Cross (2004), Thames - The London River (2005) and Afghanistan - A Journey (2007) books are concerned with topography, history, human culture (especially art and literature), politics, and my own memory. I am concerned with the way in which changes in technology and politics have an impact on human society, on a micro-level as in Kings Cross and Thames, or on a more macro-level as in Afghanistan. In 2007-8 I showed my artists books in London, Leeds, Bristol, Marseilles and Oxford. I am working on an art project (painting, drawing, printmaking, photography, film, willow sculpture) on willow trees in the Ypres Salient in Belgium. Also new artist's books inspired by Isaac Rosenberg's poems, and by the Euston Arch and the Euston - Camden - Chalk Farm area, and in 2009 continuing work on the East London and Borough Market areas.