Contemporary
Landscape
Paintings

Peter di Gesu’s contemporary landscape paintings are held in collections of large corporations; legal, design, and architectural firms; and medical offices, both in the United States and Canada.

Untitled
Oil on wood 42 X 54 inches
Contemporary landscape painting by Peter di Gesu

“There is something universal about our connection with the earth and sky, the vastness and the expansiveness of space that pulls us beyond our own limited perceptions; this is what I hope is communicated in these paintings.”

Peter di Gesu

Quotes

Peter di Gesu's work is manifested largely in terms of mystical landscapes--vivid, highly simplified mountains and rivers, vast spaces--done in a time-consuming technique involving many layers of paint.  Landscape, space, and color are executed with a crisp, precise line set in surrealistic airlessness and balanced in vaguely symmetrical compositions.

Thomas Albright
Art Critic/Author Rolling Stone magazine

Peter di Gesu is a marvelous draughtsman, and his drawings and paintings take one on a fantastic journey through some of the wildest country ever imagined at the end of a brush.  Strange cliffs, unprecedented seas, plants, and birds such as no scientist has ever recorded--these are some of the elements in this remarkable painter's universe.

Alfred Frankenstein
Author/Art Critic for the San Francisco Chronicle

Peter di Gesu's finely described landscapes seem to exist in their own realities, neither in the present nor the past, but suspended between waking and dreaming.  They drift along the margins of memory.  Their meanings are conjugated by the interaction of viewers who, by experiencing their painted surfaces, allow another reality to emerge somewhere beyond the picture plane and into the illusory space that is a metaphor of existence and thought.

Tom Smart
Curator and Art Writer/Art Historian