Peter Fiore is a painter based in northeastern Pennsylvania, who I first profiled back in 2012.
Fiore often takes his fascination with light — particularly the horizontal light of early and late in the day — into the woods, where he seeks rhythm and balance in the intricate patterns formed by the trunks of trees and their intertwined branches.
In many of his compositions, he finds patches of sunlight that carve a theatrical spotlight on part of the forest, producing a dance of light and dark elements that invite you back into the depths of the composition.
In some of his earlier themes, he presents wider views of fields and hills, often with compositions that push the horizon higher or lower in the composition than is more commonly seen.
All of these are rendered with contrasts of high and low chroma passages, and with a marvelous painterly presentation of texture.
Fiore’s work is currently on display in a solo show at Studio 7 Art Gallery in Bernardsville, NJ, not far from Newark and NYC.
“Peter Fiore: Perceptions” is on view until January 27, 2018.