Peter Gronquist

Born in 1979, American artist Peter Gronquist attended the School of Visual Art New York and received a BA in painting from San Francisco Art Institute in 2001. He has shown at The Pittsfield Museum of Art, Scope New York and Miami, and he is recently named one of the top 10 new artists to collect by Business Insider.

Peter Gronquist is an artist who manipulates expectations throughout his various mediums. Through painting, sculpture and infinity mirrors he forces the viewer to stop and dismantle what they are experiencing. His infinity mirrors–installations are built to human scale, heightening the sensation that one could fall in at any moment. The imagery contained in these visual abysses can be as benign as a flower in an enchanted forest.

Infinity mirrors fade into the abyss in perfect clarity. The subject matter of each is enhanced by seemingly endless repetition of the forms, giving it a new depth that is unique from his efforts with his paintings.

An infinity mirror is a pair of parallel mirrors, which create a series of smaller and smaller reflections that appear to recede to infinity. In a classic self-contained infinity mirror, a set of light bulbs, LEDs, or other point-source lights are placed around the periphery of a fully reflective mirror, and a second, partially reflective "one-way mirror" is placed a short distance in front of it, in a parallel alignment. When an outside observer looks into the surface of the partially reflective mirror, the lights appear to recede into infinity, creating the appearance of a tunnel of lights of great depth. 

In “Infinity mirrors" viewers lose themselves in an apparently infinite space, as neon phrases or structures loom out, and suggest what lies beyond.

"Peonies" 2018

infinity mirrors, glass, silk, stainless steel

152 x 152 cm