b. 1976, Newcastle, UK

Lives and works in Cape Town, South Africa

In 2003, Eastman was selected as a finalist for the ABSA L’Atelier award, and in 2005, he participated in the Sasol New Signatures exhibition. His first solo presentation, entitled Reflective, was held at Stevenson, Cape Town in 2004. Later solo exhibitions include Supernature in 2008 and Life is Short in 2010 – both at Whatiftheworld Gallery, Cape Town. Surface Light in 2015 was Eastman’s seventh solo exhibition since the start of his career in 2001 and follows on from the great success of his Deep Chine exhibition presented at SMAC Gallery in 2014.

Most recently, Eastman is exhibited a solo show with SMAC Gallery in Cape Town, South Africa entitled Tangled Heirarchies. Eastman also recently exhibited with SMAC Gallery at their presentation for the Investec Cape Town Art Fair 2019.  

Eastman has participated in numerous local and international art fairs and group exhibitions including, amongst others, the Realisme Art Fair in Amsterdam in 2007; VOLTA5 in Basel in 2009; Africa, Assume Art Position! at Primo Marella Gallery in Milano, Italy in 2010; Museum of African Design in 2013; as well as the Cape Town Art Fair and FNB Joburg Art Fair, both in 2016. SMAC Gallery has featured Eastman’s work in several group exhibitions; PAINT I, Contemporary South African Painting 2002-2012 in 2012; BACK TO THE FUTURE Abstract Art in South Africa: Past and Present in 2013, Upstart/Startup in 2016, Back to the Future III, and, most recently, Wish You Were Here in 2018. Peter Eastman’s most recent solo exhibition, Coldstream, was presented at SMAC Gallery in Johannesburg, South Africa in March 2017; and, in the same year, was included in SMAC’s presentation at the 12th Contemporary Istanbul.


Peter Eastman’s solo exhibition, Tangled Hierarchies, was recently on show at SMAC Gallery in Cape Town, South Africa.

Misha Krynauw | Artthrob | Interconnected Creation: Peter Eastman’s ‘Tangled Hierarchies’ | 3 June 2019 – PDF

Crush Magazine | ‘Surface Light’ by Peter Eastman | 30 July 2015 – PDF

Tim Liebbrandt | Artthrob | Seeing the Forest for the Trees | 30 July 2014 – PDF

Jessica Hunkin | Between 10 and 5 | Featured: Peter Eastman | 24 January 2014 – PDF