b. 1976, Newcastle, UK
Lives and works in Cape Town, South Africa
Peter Eastman was born in 1976 in Newcastle, UK, and currently 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.
Eastman has also participated in numerous local and international art fairs and group exhibitions including, among 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 Johannesburg Art Fair both in 2016. SMAC Gallery has featured Eastman’s work in several 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 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.
Eastman is currently preparing for his solo exhibition at SMAC Gallery in Cape Town in 2019.
[upcoming] Solo Exhibition | SMAC Gallery | Cape Town, South Africa | 2019