Peter Dušek – Fenelon Falls Brewing Co. 2020
Title: Peter Dušek Implied Simplicity
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Peter Dušek’s toned black and white nature photographs create a space of quiet reflection. Borrowing the principles of shibumi, a Japanese design aesthetic which refers to subtlety, simplicity, and balance coupled with continued interest and enriched meaning over time, the artist explores the Ontario landscape. ‘As little as possible, as much as necessary’ is Dušek’s creative philosophy. He photographs often overlooked locations seeking to capture the hidden beauty that constantly surrounds us. With a current emphasis on speed in today’s rapidly changing world, the artist takes a moment for something more, something insightful, something introspective, something meditative.
Dušek is represented by Abbozzo Gallery in Toronto and the Paul Paletti Gallery/Naomi Stuecker in Louisville, Kentucky. He has exhibited his work as a part of CONTACT Photography Festival with Abbozzo Gallery, Toronto, and the Affordable Art Fair, New York. He has exhibited across Canada and the USA, including the Paul Paletti Gallery, John B. Aid Gallery, McMichael Canadian Art Collection, and the Robert McLaughlin Gallery. Dušek’s work is held in private and corporate collections throughout North America.
Born in Bratislava, Slovakia, Peter moved to Canada when he was seven years old. He lives Hockley Valley, Ontario with his wife, dog and cat, exploring the countryside by motorcycle, bicycle, or on foot, often accompanied by his dog, Daisy. His frequent excursions give him a deep familiarity and affinity with some of Ontario’s most beautiful regions.