Peppermint Holding GmbH is a medium-sized group based in Berlin. Managing partner: Ingeborg Neumann. We expose ourselves to artistic trends in order to promote our own creativity. We are convinced that art together with creativity promotes innovation. This is also the thinking behind our art collection which is also presented on our Website.
Christopher Orr’s small paintings depict phantasmagoric scenes in which the distinction between reality and illusion are dissolved.
Christopher Orr (born 1967) has had recent solo shows at Hauser & Wirth, Zurich, Artsway, Hampshire (both 2010) and IBID PROJECTS, London (2009). Group exhibitions include the Royal Academy of Arts, London, CAPC, Museum of Contemporary Art Bordeaux, and Tate Britain, London.
Part figurative, part abstract, Orr’s intense small canvases continue his on-going exploration of the language of painting. His most recent series of works draw from both art historical and cultural references but are abstracted through painterly techniques or cropping of details.
In “We Too Receive” layers of pigment have been built up, whilst elsewhere paint has been scraped off, the final scene echoing the dramatic backdrop to a Romanticist landscape. Combining often ordinary source material to produce extraordinary juxtapositions, Orr creates a painterly vision full of free agency that is entirely his own.
We are grateful to Christopher Orr and IBID PROJECTS, London for permission to reproduce the work on our website.