Peter Schulz's vivacious abstract works show the evolution of an artist. Although he began with figural work, his practice of painting en plein air pushed him toward abstraction for its spontaneity and expressive potential. His abstractions are visually seductive, employing various intense forms scrawled onto the surface in loose geometric and organic shapes. His palette is extensive, and he chooses unique color combinations that truly energize the work. Schulz employs a variety of media; depending on the subject he may use acrylic paint, inks, oil pastel, collage, and water-soluble crayons. “I let my emotions guide my work,” he explains. “Whatever I feel dictates the outcome of the composition, and the colors chosen to fill it.” One can sense that Schulz fully enjoys the act of creation. Colors blend and meld together, spattered and smeared onto the canvas. The arrangements are less structural than focused on a particular moment, something which infuses his art with an air of mystique and wonder.
Peter Schulz has sold and exhibited his work internationally. He lives in Canada..