Peter Diamond, Gramophobia
Peter Diamond is one of the most beloved artists in TTP. For a number of reasons, when people see his work they become attached. Maybe it’s the detail. Or more, maybe it’s the way in which the detail is couched subtly until you notice it, until you see the things he embeds deep within each pieces. Like an optical illusion, his pieces carry your eyes up and down, side to side, rarely letting you settle at first on any one part of the piece. Then, slowly, the full piece becomes clear.
In Gramophobia, above, your eyes are drawn first to a cat bounding over something vaguely floral, then to the outline of a woman, but what is all this she’s covered in? Your eyes follow the red and green to the right and boom you’re confronted with the gramophone, spewing forth the floral stuff covering the woman. Then you realize as you examine the “stuff” – musical stuff – that it itself is packed with other little items, a house, a boat, etc.
It’s not easy to forget!
Peter Diamond, Utopia
See his full collection here.