Cole Peters

Visual/sound artist

∆S

2020

∆S (‘delta S’) is a series of seven paintings motivated by a fascination with entropy — in short, the tendency of systems, from molecules to universes, to evolve from highly ordered states to disordered states of equilibrium. The work is compositionally informed by studies of surfaces in transition towards ‘lessness’.

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∆S₁

∆S₁

Acrylic, pumice, black gesso, India ink on birch
2 panels, each 10 × 10 in (25 × 25 cm)

∆S₂

∆S₂

Acrylic, black gesso, paper, India ink, charcoal on birch
2 panels, each 10 × 10 in (25 × 25 cm)

∆S₃

∆S₃

Acrylic, pumice, black gesso on birch
3 panels, 6 × 12 in, 9 × 12 in, 10 × 12 in
(15 × 30 cm, 22 × 30 cm, 25 × 30 cm)

∆S₄

∆S₄

Acrylic, iridescent acrylic, pumice, black gesso on birch
12 × 18 in (30 × 45 cm)

∆S₅

∆S₅

Acrylic, pumice, black gesso, iridescent acrylic on birch
30 × 68 in (76 × 172 cm)

∆S₆

∆S₆

Acrylic, gesso, pumice, spackling, India ink on birch
16 × 16 in (40 × 40 cm)

∆S₇ (Least Resistance)

∆S₇ (Least Resistance)

Acrylic, pumice, India Ink, gesso, iridescent acrylic, spackling on birch
36 × 48 in (122 × 91 cm)