Newcastle Region Art Gallery collection
Peter Booth is best known for his bleak landscapes and apocalyptic visions. This large scale geometric abstraction was made as a commission when Booth was at art school and is markedly different to his now signature style. His art teacher at the time, John Brack, recommended Booth’s skills to a soft drink company who were looking for a new logo.
In response to the brief Booth made this large hard edge painting. There are no visible brush marks or signs of the artist’s hand. Instead Untitled 1962 carries the hallmarks of Pop art where paintings aspire to being like consumer products, colourful, exuberant and seductive.
Caroline Chisholm College
My artwork investigates the constructive elements of the industrial world, the overpowering strength of construction and the man-made world, with the use of strong, bold visual representations of shapes and patterns. The glazes and oxides are a tribute to the colours and textures of various inspirational construction sites – scrap yards, the Sydney Harbour Bridge and the St Marys industrial area. Robert Klippel and the constructivists encouraged my interests in observing the intricate details of the industrial fingerprints that depict urban society.
ARTEXPRESS ED KIT_Booth-Mackay (2.4 MB pdf)