Peter Shear

Peter Shear (b 1980. Beverly Farms, Massachusetts) is a self-taught painter known for his deeply-hued canvases created on an intimate, human scale. Elusive and spare in their presentation, his paintings hover in an interstitial space between abstraction and representation, often incorporating elements of both. They can suggest figures, landscapes, or architecture, or simply exist as spontaneous configurations of lines and colors.

Peter Shear currently lives and works in Bloomington, Indiana. His work has been exhibited in solo and two-person exhibitions at Clearing, New York (2024); Cheim & Reid, New York (2023); Castle, Los Angeles (2022); Fortnight Institute, New York (2021); KOKI Arts; Tokyo (2021).

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