Peter Gric

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By Balthazar Malevolent

Peter Gric

Peter Gric began to explore the possibilities of computer graphics for his paintings in the early 1990s. From then on, sophisticated architectural structures and objects were added to his organic surreal visual imagery. Instead of using a pencil and sketchbook, he began to construct his compositions utilizing 3D visualization software, transferring virtual reality into painting, and discovering his own distinct style as a result of this fusion.

His Artificial Spaces series exemplifies this method. The paintings are created using a virtual building block system or other mathematical and algorithmic techniques to create three-dimensional geometries. In order to produce ordinarily inaccessible regions in a wholly artificial arrangement of space and light, the development of these photos becomes a game with intricate spaces and viewpoints. Gric tries to infiltrate those artificial realms and make them tactile by transferring these virtual thoughts into the paint. The artist aspires to impart form and substance to his or her creations, bringing them from a virtual state to a tangible embodiment.

Gric experiments with the human nude in combination with mineral, technoid, and architectural constructions in addition to his Artificial Spaces. Despite the fact that the bodies in the Mnemosyne series are sometimes dissolved and fractured, he acquires or even emphasizes the erotic component on purpose.

Gric was born in 1968 as the only child of artist married pair Ludmila and Jaroslav Gric in Brno, former Czechoslovakia. His parents were aware of his artistic abilities and encouraged him to pursue them. His parents chose to relocate in 1980, and they eventually arrived in Austria. In 1988, he moved to Vienna and enrolled in Prof. Arik Brauer's master class at the Academy of Fine Arts. Gric began to sell his paintings after participating in a number of group exhibits. In 1993, he completed his studies. Gric relocated to Oberhöflein in 2009.

Gric‘s works are in possession of numerous private and public collections: Austria State Gallery Oberes Belvedere in Vienna, Municipal Gallery in Traun / Austria, Künstlerhaus München / Germany, Art Visionary Collection in Melbourne / Australia, Collection Rardy van Soest in Houden / Holland, Trierenberg Art in Traun / Austria, beinArt Collection / Australia, Westermann Collection / Germany.

Taken from the artist's website.

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