ON VIEW THRU NOVEMBER 21, 2023: Works in Eric Peters’ latest exhibition re-introduce enchantment and a sense of the fantastic to modern art. His paintings are grounded in a highly accomplished sense of technique and realism, but thematically preoccupied with consciousness, psychic states, and the nature of mystery and beauty. The symmetry and glossy surface quality of his paintings imbues them with the same sense of material preciousness as the subjects they depict—wild animals, exquisite artifacts, the face of an anonymous and beautiful woman. The circle is a recurring compositional theme in Peter’s work, stemming from the artist’s engagement with East-Asian philosophy. Peters was born in 1952 in Stolberg, Germany, and graduated from the University of Applied Science at Aachen. His work has been exhibited internationally, and he continues to live and work in Aachen.