A stunning and very imposing painting by Peter Eastman fromhis series of Shadow paintings created in 2004. This is a beautifully crafted and impressive painting createdby the artist Peter Eastman using enamel on masonite board from his series ofShadow Paintings exhibited under the title of ‘Reflective’ at Stevenson in CapeTown in 2004. At 2.2m high by 1.8m wide it’s certainly a statement piece and byvirtue of its size would work well in an entrance area, double height staircasesetting or indeed in any room that benefits from high ceilings. The beauty ofthe piece comes from the simplicity of the subject matter married to theflowing and almost iridescent quality of the enamel base which has the shadowfigure carved into it. It is presented in excellent condition. This is the statement from the artist relating to his workexhibited at ‘Reflective’ in 2004. 'These monotone enamel paintings reflect on our positionas a viewer. They make us aware of ourselves in relation to a painting and,more broadly, of our persona and position in the world at large. They mirrorour projections onto paintings, and blur the boundaries between the intentionof the artist and our preconceptions. The viewer is integral to thesepaintings, and, in reality, the viewer's shadow and reflection is a fundamentalpart of the transient image. I paint in a studio in the city of Cape Town whereI feel part of, but apart from, the masses of people, and in these paintings Iplay with my ambivalence toward anonymity in a familiar landscape'.Bornin 1976 in Newcastle, UK, Peter Eastman currently lives and works in Cape Town,South Africa. In 2003, he was selected as a finalist for the ABSA L’Atelier award andin 2005, participated in the Sasol New Signatures exhibition. His first solopresentation titled, Reflective,was held at Stevenson, Cape Town in 2004. Later solo exhibitions include Supernature in 2008 and Life is Short in 2010both at Whatiftheworld Gallery, Cape Town. SurfaceLight in 2015 was Eastman’s seventh solo exhibition since the startof his career in 2001 and follows on from the great success of his Deep Chine exhibitionpresented at SMAC Gallery in 2014.Hismost recent solo exhibition Coldstream waspresented at SMAC Gallery in Johannesburg, South Africa in March 2017 and hiswork was included in SMAC’s presentation at the 12th Contemporary Istanbul inSeptember 2017. As such he has become a much sought after and collected artistdespite the fact that it is rare for his items to come up for public sale otherthan at his solo exhibitions in Cape Town.Althoughthe painting is unsigned (as most of his work was in 2004) I have confirmedwith both the Gallery that represents him now and the gallery that representedhim at the time the painting was created that the work is his – they have donethis with reference to the artist himself. Copies of these emails are detailedin image 5.