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Peter Syndicas

Peter Syndicas b.1971
Sculptor

Since 1997 Peter Syndicas’ sculptures have been inspired by his fascination with organic shapes in their simplest forms - fractals of nature. Twigs - fragile, precious, shaped by the elements. Delicately carved, the revealed forms are translated on a magnified scale and immortalised in bronze, steel or stone - a stark contrast to their fragile nature.

“I search specifically for twigs that portray a human figure as it gives each sculpture of mine a unique duality. On the one hand they are magnified reproductions of fragile twigs, while at the same time they display these very expressive abstract human forms… I love that my sculptures allow people to see fragments of plant life, as works of art”

“2017 marks 20 years since I began studying the human form by looking at trees.
Over these years I have explored many new mediums and techniques, but the one thing that has never changed is my total fascination and adoration of these simple organic figurative forms.”

Peter Syndicas’ latest exhibition "Imperfection" is a celebration of the beauty found in our asymmetric natural world. This exhibition pays homage to the aesthetics of organic forms, as in the traditional Japanese philosophy of Wabi-sabi.

“Imperfection” includes works from his recent visit to the Flinders Ranges as well as a mixture of some older works, including Licola – the first twig form that inspired Peter to sculpt.

Exhibitions

2017
“Imperfection” – Hill Smith Gallery
Crystal Lake Sculpture Symposium

2016
Adelaide Hills Sculpture Symposium
Group Exhibit - Hill Smith Gallery
SALA, Open Studio

2015
'Still Life - SALA', Group Exhibition, Hill Smith Gallery, Adelaide

2014
"Evolution of Species", Hill Smith Gallery, Adelaide
SALA Open Studio
Waterhouse Natural History Prize, South Australian Museum

2013
"Roll Call" group Exhibition, Hill SMith Gallery, Adelaide
Burnside Village Sculpture Prize Exhibition

2012
Heysen Sculpture Biennial B6, "Homage to Nature", Hahndorf
Burnside Village Sculpture Prize Exhibition
Selected Works, Hill SMith Gallery, Adelaide
SALA Open Studio

2011
“Natives", Hill Smith Gallery, Adelaide
"Sculpt 11 Invitational", Fleuriueu Art Prize, Signal Point Gallery, Goolwa
“Sculpture for Sight” St. Marks College, Adelaide
“On Closer Inspection” SALA, Fisher Jeffries
SALA, Open Studio,

2010
“Beyond the Surface” Aptos Cruz Gallery, Adelaide Hills
“How do we love thee?” National Wine Centre, Adelaide
SALA, Open Studio

2009
“Origin of Species” Hill Smith Gallery, Adelaide
SALA, Open Studio

2008
SALA, Open Studio 2007 - SALA, Open Studio

Awards
2014
Finalist Waterhouse Natural History Prize, South Australian Museum

2013
Finalist Burnside Village Sculpture Prize

2012
Winner, People's Choice Award, Heysen Sculpture Biennial
Finalist Burnside Village Sculpture Prize

2008
Second Prize,Waterhouse Natural History Prize, South Australian Museum

2007
Highly Commended,Waterhouse natural History Prize, South Australian Museum

2005
Finalist,Waterhouse Natural History Prize, South Australian Museum

 

 

Peter Syndicas

Study of Venus


Gold plated bronze, series of 10

22 x 14 cm

Peter Syndicas

Winds of Change


Gold plated bronze, series of 10

40 x 21 cm

Peter Syndicas

Yin


Woven and welded mild steel, corroded

144 x 104 cm (wall hanging) 6.5 kg
when Ying/Yang hung together width is 210 cm

Peter Syndicas

Yang


Woven and welded mild steel, polished

157 x 90 cm (wall hanging) 6 kg
When Ying/Yang hung together width is 210 cm

Peter Syndicas

Bather


Curramulka marble

36 x 23 cm

Peter Syndicas

Cape Jervis


Polished bronze on stone base, series of 4

100 x 48 cm

Peter Syndicas

Matador


Gold plated bronze on stone base, series of 10

28 x 19 cm

Peter Syndicas

Afterlife


Fossilized stromatolite

23 x 23 cm

Peter Syndicas

Small Step


Patinated bronze, series of 20

12 x 15 cm

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