Peter Foucault

b. Seattle, WA; lives in Oakland, CA
The Mobile Arts Platform (MAP), 2010

Peter Foucault creates works on paper, videos, and installations that are fueled by his love of drawing and mark making. He has created a series of Drawing-Projects, which utilize systems developed by the artist that produce complex abstract compositions. At the root of these projects is a constant tension between control and the loss of control. Viewer interactivity plays an integral part in his drawing installations, large-scale artworks in which participants influence the outcome of a drawing that is created by a small robot over the duration of an event or exhibition. His work is concept driven, and often utilizes objects that reference printmaking and multiplicities. For MAP, Foucault is collaborating with artist Chris Treggiari.

Peter Foucault. Image courtesy of the artist