January 31, 2017
Peter Soriano works on relatively large sheets of Japanese paper with a tendency to work from something observed, ideally around him. He tends to be “in” the configuration that is the subject of the work.
Soriano is fond of “systems” objects attached to other objects, such as the wiring plan of a room. But very often there are other shapes that play a role in the work.
The artist would fold and rework a piece a number of times. Folding seems to concentrate the dialogue that attracts him. Reworking is part of his nature. The finished work normally is the result of this ebb and flow between the heightening and repositioning the relationship between forms.
Peter Soriano loves working in spaces imposed on him such like that of a hotel room. It is rare that he does not take advantage of these moments.
This artwork, Austin, is a drawing made in a hotel while staying in Austin, Texas. Soriano worked from objects observed from the window, having a fine view of some complicated piping attached to a building facing him.
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