PETER SCHROTH

 

Big Tree/Road (1999)
Oil on canvas
10 x 13 in

 

Fall Trees (2000)
Oil on canvas
12 x 18 in

 

Garden on a Hill (1998)
Oil on canvas
12 x 14 in

 

Leaning Trees (2000)
Oil on canvas
16 x 11 in

 

Field Afternoon (1999)
Oil on canvas
10 1/4 x 15 in

 

Old Road (2000)
Oil on canvas
12 x 18 in

 

 

Schroth’s intimately scaled vistas evolved from the artist’s early abstract work and are informed by the precision and structure of minimal works. Schroth’s oil paintings on canvas on wood have an air of disquiet behind their deceptive calm, suggesting that we are at odds with some other force. They are as much the product of memory and invention as direct observation. As the artist states: “These paintings are intended to refer to broad, general ideas regarding landscape…and spring as much from our collective knowledge of the subject as they do from observation, and ultimately are less representations of nature than they are metaphors for human, mental and emotional states.