Work samples

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    FLEURONS, 2020 Oil on Board 24 x 18"
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    EVERGREEN AND READY, 2021 Watercolor and Gouache on Paper 14 x 20"
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    GHOSTS, 2021 Oil on Canvas 24 x 18"
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    FLORID, 2020 Oil on Board 11 x 14"

About Peter

Baltimore City
Peter Dubeau is an artist living in Baltimore City. He received his BFA in General Fine Arts from the Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA).  His artwork has been exhibited in the Baltimore/Washington area including group exhibitions at Maryland Art Place, Goucher College, The Park School, Carroll County Arts Council, Loyola College, Arlington Arts Center, and Stevenson University. Internationally, his work has been exhibited in Japan and Nepal. Solo exhibitions include Catonsville Community… more
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Oil Paintings on Wood and Canvas

Artist Statement for all three projects
1) Oil Paintings on Wood and Canvas, 2) Works on Paper, and 3) Drawings

My art is a harmony of forms. Most of my work includes natural, figurative, and architectural motifs as associations of beauty and memory. Ornate and decorative Eastern textiles are also sources. Whether boldly or obscurely, grid-like or lattice structures are also present and intertwine themselves with these elements. Since Summer 2019, my recent body of work is based on gravesites located in the Père Lachaise and Montparnasse cemeteries in Paris. I am interested in the various styles and meaning of ornamentation adorning these graves and family mausoleums. Over centuries, artisans created designs reflecting the interred’s religion, culture, and social status. Sculptural motifs symbolizing nature, religious affiliation and the supernatural are omnipresent. In addition, many graves are in disrepair and suffer from neglect, specifically where natural elements have become intrusive and have come to reclaim their space. This new series represents both a synthesis and distillation of styles and symbolism extracted from these sculptural gravesites. Additionally, personal references and motifs are interjected, that refer to the passage of time, which for me reflects a strong bond to the past.
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    ECLIPSE OF THE SUN, 2020, Oil on Board, 18 x 24"
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    UNDERWORLD, 2020, Oil on Canvas, 14 x 18"
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    FUNERARY BRASS, 2019, Oil on Board, 16 x 20"
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    WINTER PALM, 2020, Oil on Board, 20 x 16"
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    A RENEWAL, 2019, Oil on Board, 24 x 18"
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    MARTYRDOM, 2020, Oil on Board, 16 x 20"
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    A NEW ELEGANCE, 2019, Oil on Board, 16 x 16"
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    SOUL CHAIN, 2020, Oil on Board, 16 x 12"

Works on Paper

These works on paper continue my exploration of ornamentation in the Père Lachaise and Montparnasse cemeteries.
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    A BURIAL GUIDE, 2021, Watercolor and Gouache on Paper, 20 x 14"
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    SCULPTED, 2021, Watercolor and Gouache on Paper, 14 x 20"
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    CLOUDS, 2021, Watercolor and Gouache on Paper, 20 x 14"
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    UNDERGROUND, 2021, Watercolor and Gouache on Paper, 20 x 14"
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    SLOW BARNACLE, 2021, Watercolor and Gouache on Paper, 14 x 20"

Drawings

These drawings are from a sketchbook documenting various details in the Père Lachaise and Montparnasse cemeteries.
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    Untitled from Paris Sketchbook, 2020, Pencil on Paper, 12 x 9 1/2"
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    Untitled from Paris Sketchbook, 2020, Pencil on Paper, 9 1/2 x 12"
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    Untitled from Paris Sketchbook, 2020, Pencil on Paper, 9 1/2 x 12"
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    Untitled from Paris Sketchbook, 2020, Pencil on paper, 12 x 9 1/2"
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    Untitled from Paris Sketchbook, 2020, Pencil on Paper, 12 x 9 1/2"
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    Untitled from Paris Sketchbook, 2020, Pencil on Paper, 12 x 9 1/2"
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    Untitled from Paris Sketchbook, 2020, Pencil on Paper, 12 x 9 1/2"
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    Untitled from Paris Sketchbook, 2020, Pencil on Paper, 9 1/2 x 12"
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    Untitled from Paris Sketchbook, 2020, Pencil on Paper, 12 x 9 1/2"
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    Untitled from Paris Sketchbook, 2020, Pencil on Paper, 12 x 9 1/2"