Over the years, the paintings of Antonietta Peeters have become increasingly mobile. They call to mind a diaspora, whereby the various works seem to migrate through the space. Each individual work displays its own variation of dynamism, rhythm and resonance. Capturing this essence of movement within and between the works requires the paintings to be installed freely throughout the space. Some works still find themselves on the wall, with which their status allows them to present themselves frontally to our field of vision. Other works have broken free of the wall and are positioned at the edges of our field of vision. The most mobile works are on tables, where they distort perspective and invite a multi-dimensional viewing from above and from the side. These smaller works appear to blur the boundaries between work of art and functional object. They open new mental spaces and, as they do so, accompany the viewer into the wider world.
Janna E. Adriaanse