Peter Hardie From Realism to Abstraction

The exhibition opened at 7pm on Friday 16th February at BCS Moorgate, London with a talk by Stephen Bell.

This exhibition of work by Peter Hardie (1945 - 2019) provides an insight into his creative journey using 3D computer animation and stills to explore the area between realism and abstraction in studies of natural phenomena.

Working in the tradition of landscape artists, Hardie chose to produce short contemplative pieces that captured and shared his responses to apparently simple phenomena discovered in his observation of light, colour and movement in nature.

As viewers, we are led to reconsider otherwise quotidian phenomena like the wind blowing through leaves or reflections in water in the light of his lyrical interpretations. The serenity of the work gives little clue to the rigorous effort necessary for an artist to bend a 3D computer animation system to their will, but what it does do is draw our attention to look anew at the kind of natural phenomena that he chose as his subject matter.

Hardie exhibited nationally and internationally, including at ACM SIGGRAPH Art Shows in the USA (2004, 2006, 2007), Glastonbury Festival (2009) and ISEA Istanbul (2011)

Exhibition Catalogue

A 24-page exhibition catalogue is available as a free PDF download by clicking on the image above. Printed copies will be given to the in-person attendees of the exhibition opening. Remaining copies will made available for purchase from the Computer Arts Archive Shop.

Video Showreel

Opening Talk by Stephen Bell

Opening Photographs

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