– Peter Nelson –

By Spring 2011

From the business district of La Défense in western Paris to the geomorphology of southern China, Nelson is constantly gleaning forms and suspending them within curious non-places. The effect is a kind of surrealist temporal freeze, both enchanting and inhospitable in effect. And so his work not only plays with the perceived permanence of urban architecture, or the impending spoil of natural forms, but also suggests an internal, melancholic terrain – a further example of his work’s intriguing and seemingly infinite heterogeneity. – Talia Linz

Peter Nelson, Mountain drawing (the first time I felt at home), 2011; perspex and glue, 265 x 420 x 200 cm; installation view, Kudos Gallery, Sydney; courtesy the artist and Flinders Street Gallery, Sydney