Starting on a new piece is super exciting for me. Although I may have a preconceived notion of creating something unique and exciting that will intrigue myself and the viewer, ultimately the process creates its own flow, and encapsulates, solidifies or impregnates itself into the medium whether it’s painting or sculpture.
As I transfer the energy from my subconscious into the physical world – regardless of the medium – the form and structure manifests itself through each and every move until I believe a balance has been reached.
Nobody truly perceives abstract art the same way; it’s what their subconscious projects. This is why art moves people in such a fascinating way. Whether they are seeing my work for the first time, or whether it’s a piece they have viewed several times, it’s entirely up to them. Like love, it can happen at first sight or develop over time.
Contemporary artist Peter Triantos specializes in high-end, investment-grade fine art produced for residential and corporate spaces. Prolifically creative, he lives and works in Toronto where he has successfully represented himself for many years while further developing his innovative artistic styles. He has forged partnerships with designers, architects and developers, placing his paintings in private collections, model suites, and major lobbies across North America and Europe. Due to growing global demand for Peter Triantos’ neo-abstract expressionist works, we have expanded to the fifth downtown Toronto gallery, next to the Annex flagship gallery not long after opening another art gallery in the InterContinental Hotel Yorkville.
Peter Triantos creates radiant and harmonious worlds of intelligent colour, subtle yet explosive energy and vibrant emotion. Through his splashing paint technique, gestural brushstrokes, and liberal use of impasto Triantos produces large-scale impactful works that are bold, visually striking and tender. For his many fans and collectors, he offers a euphoric breath of fresh air; he brings dynamic new ways to articulate his core belief: that art can and should be joyful, passionate and intrinsically aesthetic.
Peter Triantos has a diverse and vast body of work, each breathtaking series he creates is a thoughtful departure from the last. The hit ‘Jelly Bean’ series is a visual euphony of positive energy and joy. Intense colours and bold brush strokes come together to become lively arrangements that are simple yet sophisticated. In the ‘Splash of Colour II’ series, his dynamic use of saturated colours produce a vibrant, confident and audacious composition; a beautiful expression of movement, passion and vitality. Triantos’ spectacular ‘Napa Valley’ series is highly sought after and a designer's favourite. In this abstract ode to the vineyards of Napa Valley, Triantos’ thrown paint technique reaches new heights, encapsulating the essence of nature, offering the viewer an appreciation of its ultimate balance. His ‘Winter Paradise’ series exudes luxury, each piece has a distinctly calming beauty of its own.
In summer 2018, Peter had numerous successful group/solo shows in NY. The sell-out New York solo show and charity event ‘Equation’ were incredibly rewarding. Triantos painted live alongside the orchestra and create a spectacular ‘Splash of Colour II’ piece in seven and a half minutes. Proceeds from the New York show tickets, as well as the auctioned artwork, went to the Sidney Kimmel Cancer Centre at Thomas Jefferson University. In August 2018, Triantos hosted a fantastic solo art show in his studio located in Toronto, which captivated a considerable number of art collectors, friends and supporters. In September 2018, Peter Triantos was honored to be a part of the wonderful event ‘Après Noir.’ He exhibited his fine abstract art including 'Jelly Bean' pieces at the event with performing artists Shaggy and 2 Cellos that encapsulated and imported the best of live entertainment in an opulent event. Following the success in this ‘Après Noir’ event in September, Peter also featured his new works at the finale ‘Après Noir’ event as well, the Drake and Jesse Reyez Concert, in November 2018. Another successful exhibition of Peter’s work took place at the luxurious Hotel X in November 2018, with a celebrity rapper Roy Woods, who unveiled the artwork on his most recent album ‘Say Less’. Triantos took part in many renowned international art exhibitions in 2018: SCOPE New York, SCOPE Basel, SCOPE Switzerland, Auckland Art Fair and SCOPE Miami. At SCOPE Miami, the lead singer of ‘The Pussy Cat Dolls’, Nicole Scherzinger commissioned a painting from the iconic ‘Storm’ series. SCOPE Miami was a huge success led to another representation by Gallery Biba in Palm Beach.
A humanitarian who loves to give back, Peter Triantos is honored to have contributed to the Bay Crest Foundation's Brain Project and to the Children's Aid Foundation of Canada Gala, ‘Teddy Bear Affair’, and has donated ‘Jelly Bean’ pieces to the Mount Sinai Hospital, the Gold Medal Plates Olympic Foundation, CIBC Fundraising ‘Swap for a Cause’, Autism Gala, Matthew House in support of refugees, Camp Oochigeas ‘Paddle Project’ for childhood cancer, for which he chose the remarkable ‘Jelly Bean’ design, to the Annual Charity Bowl in support of the Serge Ibaka Foundation, and other great paintings from different series’ to Gildas Club and The Advocates’ Society. He also donated a sensational ‘SPII’ piece to a 'Water for Peace' in support of the Rainmaker Enterprise –an organization dedicated to creating solar-powered water infrastructure for safe human consumption and sustainable agriculture in South Sudan. Peter is delighted to continue his philanthropy by donating 'Jelly Bean' pieces to the Canadian Foundation Aids research and to the Sick Kids hospital to inspire children around the world to believe in themselves no matter how hard their circumstances are.
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