12.03.2020 - 30.06.2020
In the new project "Happy Family" Peter Opheim turns to the family theme. The artist meditates on the specificity of family ties and shows it through relationships between fictional characters.
The center of the exposition is a warm-colored, chamber-format painting "Mother", that can be read as a uniting symbol of a happy family in this case.
Peter’s characters let the viewer see the daily life on the associative level, look at you and your folks from a new perspective. Weird an strange at first sight, Peter’s characters resemble creatures from our childhood fantasies. But things are more complicated here. For peter, these characters are a means of comprehending the surrounding world. While working, he turns off the rational part and relies on his own sensual intuition. This is the reason why his paintings are so sincere and inviting.
"Happy Family" is a project that once again gives the viewer an opportunity to feel what it is like to be a human and how great it is to live in love, love for others and for life.