Fun collaboration with Michael Tunk (http://michaeltunk.tumblr.com/). Starts by MT, finished by CP.

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What am I working on?

I’ve been going through a rough patch of late. The last few months I’ve been in a slump. I’m slowly trying to dig myself out of it by working on a new series. This body of work uses as its substrate blank pages from vintage books, pages that have some mark of a life lived on them-creases, markings, foxing, etc.

The other common denominator with these new works is an attempt to simplify and edit. I’ve been trying for sparer, more elegant compositions. These works are an attempt to put this design aesthetic and the words of a respected former professor-“prune and focus,” into action.

How does your work differ from those of your genre?

I’m not sure how to answer this. I’m interested in contemporary collage but I don’t much think of my work as belonging to any particular genre. I make stuff; I’ll let others worry about categorizing it.

Why do I create what I do?

As trite as it sounds, I make stuff because I have to. I’ve always been motivated to collect discarded bits of ephemera. I try to find a way to take those bits and pieces and make something new of them.

How does your creative process work?

I usually work in spurts. I will go months with intense concentration on my studio work followed by weeks or sometimes months of procrastination and anxiety about not being able to work. The process when I am on my game is fairly straight forward. I tend to work in series so I give myself a set of simple parameters such as limiting my substrate to the vintage book pages. Then I search for images/materials in my collection that sparks my interest. Once I have those I begin to move things around, add, subtract, and such until something starts to gel. Once I have something I believe may be working I usually let the piece sit for a bit before gluing or attaching the bits together.

 

"a higher education" #11 & 12

cory peeke

July 2014

"a higher education #9 - divided loyalties & shifting landscapes"

"a higher education #10"

cory peeke

July 2014

"a higher education" numbers 7 & 8

July 2014

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If you happen to be in Portlandia during August be sure and check out this show at gallery 6 pdx. I have 5 works in the exhibit.

tumblropenarts:

Artist Name: Cory Peeke
Tumblr: http://cpeeke.tumblr.com/
"A higher education #2" mixed media collage and drawing on vintage paper

Thanks, Tumblropenarts!

tumblropenarts:

Artist Name: Cory Peeke

Tumblr: http://cpeeke.tumblr.com/

"A higher education #2" mixed media collage and drawing on vintage paper

Thanks, Tumblropenarts!

Very happy to be part of “Creative Quarterly: 100 Best 2013” The 112 page Annual features “… the best-of-the-best as judged by our panel of international judges.”  You can check it out here: http://shop.cqjournal.com/products/100-best-2013

Very happy to be part of “Creative Quarterly: 100 Best 2013” The 112 page Annual features “… the best-of-the-best as judged by our panel of international judges.”

You can check it out here:
http://shop.cqjournal.com/products/100-best-2013

theartistcatalogue:

We are very excited about the featured artists in our upcoming Fall 2014 issue: Susan Beallor-Snyder, Baoyang Chen, Joseph Day, Musta Fior, Jeanne Heifetz, June Korea, Ming-Jer Kuo, Paula Overbay, Vladimir Ryklin, Florina Sbircea, Danielle Stansberry, and WeegeeWeegee. FALL 2014 lands August 1st.
#creative #writing #poetry #fiction #personal #essay #pen #pencil #write #create #theartistcatalogue #fall #2014 #submissions #art #publication #magazine #photography #painting #screenprinting #art #oil #watercolor #screenprint #sculpture

Thrilled that one of my former students, Dani Stansberry, will be in the upcoming issue!

theartistcatalogue:

We are very excited about the featured artists in our upcoming Fall 2014 issue: Susan Beallor-Snyder, Baoyang Chen, Joseph Day, Musta Fior, Jeanne Heifetz, June Korea, Ming-Jer Kuo, Paula Overbay, Vladimir Ryklin, Florina Sbircea, Danielle Stansberry, and WeegeeWeegee. FALL 2014 lands August 1st.

#creative #writing #poetry #fiction #personal #essay #pen #pencil #write #create #theartistcatalogue #fall #2014 #submissions #art #publication #magazine #photography #painting #screenprinting #art #oil #watercolor #screenprint #sculpture

Thrilled that one of my former students, Dani Stansberry, will be in the upcoming issue!

Framing up some work for the August “Got A Match?” exhibit at Gallery6 PDX.

Framing up some work for the August “Got A Match?” exhibit at Gallery6 PDX.

(Source: audreysmithart)

2014 EOU Juried Student Exhibit. Very proud of our students tonight. Great show! #art #artwork #students #exhibit #EOU #awesome

2014 EOU Juried Student Exhibit. Very proud of our students tonight. Great show! #art #artwork #students #exhibit #EOU #awesome

a higher education #5
cory peeke
collage & drawing

a higher education #5

cory peeke

collage & drawing

"A Higher Education" 4 & 5

cory peeke

mixed media collage and drawing

April 2014

kacper-kiec:

Geometer of Dreams - collaboration with Cory Peeke

collaboration with Kacper Kiec

kacper-kiec:

Geometer of Dreams - collaboration with Cory Peeke

collaboration with Kacper Kiec