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Peter Lowe

by Dr. Alan Fowler, April 2016

This essay refers to Peter Lowe's work in the current exhibition at Waterhouse & Dodd, London

When the work of the Systems Group, which Peter Lowe had joined in 1969, was shown in the Matrix exhibition in Bristol in 1972, it met with a mixed reception. Constructive abstraction, although well established in continental Europe, was still relatively unfamiliar in the UK, and some critics of the exhibition thought such works were cold and clinical. But a more perceptive reviewer wrote that although explanations of systems-based art might make it seem austere, in reality it was not. He went on to comment on the visual pleasure provided by the works' clean elegance, and by its constructional craftsmanship. Read More...