Peter Combe's process has always been about an appropriation of various materials with the purpose to create striking illusionary impressions.
Presently his work is about employing the use of pilfered paint swatches "readymade" paint palette of 1,100 colors. These works comprise of painstakingly punched and arranged discs of color set at 45 degree angles that extend from the working substrate, thus delivering an optical effect. A single source mode of lighting shone directionally from the right produces a dynamic not immediately comprehended by the viewer. These artworks transform and change subtly as the viewer shifts from his/her vantage point.
Combe, a Canadian/British dual citizen, has maintained a working studio in San Francisco since 2008. His works reside in private collections and museums worldwide.