Practicing architect, Peter Alberice comments on his work, "The paintings represent an ongoing exploration of the duality of architecture being both abstract and integrated with the natural environment."
Arbiter of Light
- Mixed media on canvas
48 x 60 in
Alberice received his BA and MA degrees from Virginia Tech University. His work has been exhibited extensively throughout Western North Carolina and is included in numerous private and corporate collections.
Peter currently works as an architect and artist in Western North Carolina.
“My work can be characterized as a continual study of the horizontal and the vertical, of exterior and interior space and, of the land and the sky. Layers, transitions, offsets and shifts define horizontal and vertical space and further represent the development of concepts in the design of architectural space. My paintings are a means to this exploration of shapes as definers of space. The shapes represent space shown in plan, section or elevation and may be read as a plan or a section or an elevation of a structure in its environment.
My paintings are further influenced by the natural and built environment in northern Italy. The yellow, ochre and smoky olive green colors in the landscape as well as the ancient, degenerating buildings that reveal their many layers of multi-colored plaster and stucco are developed in abstraction. The quality of light is extraordinary and the colors are incredibly vivid and intense. My work is also influenced by the Swiss architect Mario Botta’s belief that architecture begins not with a stone being placed on a stone but a stone being placed in the land.” — Peter Alberice