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Peter Syndicas

Peter Syndicas b.1971
Sculptor

Since 1997 Peter Syndicas’ sculptures have been inspired by his fascination with organic shapes in their simplest forms - fractals of nature. Twigs - fragile, precious, shaped by the elements. Delicately carved, the revealed forms are translated on a magnified scale and immortalised in bronze, steel or stone - a stark contrast to their fragile nature.

“I search specifically for twigs that portray a human figure as it gives each sculpture of mine a unique duality. On the one hand they are magnified reproductions of fragile twigs, while at the same time they display these very expressive abstract human forms… I love that my sculptures allow people to see fragments of plant life, as works of art”

“2017 marks 20 years since I began studying the human form by looking at trees.
Over these years I have explored many new mediums and techniques, but the one thing that has never changed is my total fascination and adoration of these simple organic figurative forms.”

Peter Syndicas’ latest exhibition "Imperfection" is a celebration of the beauty found in our asymmetric natural world. This exhibition pays homage to the aesthetics of organic forms, as in the traditional Japanese philosophy of Wabi-sabi.

“Imperfection” includes works from his recent visit to the Flinders Ranges as well as a mixture of some older works, including Licola – the first twig form that inspired Peter to sculpt.

Exhibitions

2017
“Imperfection” – Hill Smith Gallery
Crystal Lake Sculpture Symposium

2016
Adelaide Hills Sculpture Symposium
Group Exhibit - Hill Smith Gallery
SALA, Open Studio

2015
'Still Life - SALA', Group Exhibition, Hill Smith Gallery, Adelaide

2014
"Evolution of Species", Hill Smith Gallery, Adelaide
SALA Open Studio
Waterhouse Natural History Prize, South Australian Museum

2013
"Roll Call" group Exhibition, Hill SMith Gallery, Adelaide
Burnside Village Sculpture Prize Exhibition

2012
Heysen Sculpture Biennial B6, "Homage to Nature", Hahndorf
Burnside Village Sculpture Prize Exhibition
Selected Works, Hill SMith Gallery, Adelaide
SALA Open Studio

2011
“Natives", Hill Smith Gallery, Adelaide
"Sculpt 11 Invitational", Fleuriueu Art Prize, Signal Point Gallery, Goolwa
“Sculpture for Sight” St. Marks College, Adelaide
“On Closer Inspection” SALA, Fisher Jeffries
SALA, Open Studio,

2010
“Beyond the Surface” Aptos Cruz Gallery, Adelaide Hills
“How do we love thee?” National Wine Centre, Adelaide
SALA, Open Studio

2009
“Origin of Species” Hill Smith Gallery, Adelaide
SALA, Open Studio

2008
SALA, Open Studio 2007 - SALA, Open Studio

Awards
2014
Finalist Waterhouse Natural History Prize, South Australian Museum

2013
Finalist Burnside Village Sculpture Prize

2012
Winner, People's Choice Award, Heysen Sculpture Biennial
Finalist Burnside Village Sculpture Prize

2008
Second Prize,Waterhouse Natural History Prize, South Australian Museum

2007
Highly Commended,Waterhouse natural History Prize, South Australian Museum

2005
Finalist,Waterhouse Natural History Prize, South Australian Museum

 

 

Peter Syndicas

Inner Life


Medium:
Polished Flinders Ranges Marble with visible fossils
(Quad based sculpture)

Dimensions:
16 x 18cm

$1,400

Peter Syndicas

10 Mile Creek


Medium
polished stainless steel

Dimensions
50 x 217 cm

$4,600

Peter Syndicas

Birdman


Medium:
Stromatolite found in the Flinders Ranges – (Quad based sculpture)

Dimensions:
18 x 22 cm

P.O.A

Peter Syndicas

David


Medium:
Polished bronze (Series of 10)

Dimnesions:
19 x 15 cm

$1,900

Peter Syndicas

High Ground


Medium:
Polished bronze, sourced from Flinders Ranges (Series of 10)

Dimensions:
30 x 92 cm

 

$1,900

Peter Syndicas

Quartz Marquette #1


Medium:
Flinders Ranges Quartz

Dimensions:
36 x 19 cm
 

$1,200

Peter Syndicas

From On High


Medium:
Polished bronze on patinated bronze base (sourced from Flinders Ranges), (Series of 10)

Dimensions:
62 x 28 cm

 

$2,900

Peter Syndicas

Lone Ranges


Medium:
Mild steel mounted on a piece of Flinders Ranges rock

Dimensions:
135 x 40 cm

 

$2,800

Peter Syndicas

Macclesfield Marquette


Medium:
Macclesfield Marble

Dimensions:
28 x 31 cm

 

$1,400

Peter Syndicas

Montauk


Medium:
Polished bronze on patinated bronze base, sourced from Long Island, New York. USA, (series of 4)

Dimensions:
114 x 40 cm

 

$6,800

Peter Syndicas

Out of Range


Medium:
Flinders Ranges Marble

Dimensions:
39 x 28 cm
 

$2,400

Peter Syndicas

Striving for Imperfection


Medium:
Polished bronze (series of 10)

Dimensions:
28 x 28 cm

 

$3,000

Peter Syndicas

Licola


Medium:
Polished Bronze on patinated Bronze Base, sourced from Licola, Victoria, (Series of 4)

Dimensions:
114 x 34 cm

 

 

$6,400

Peter Syndicas

Quartz Marquette #2


Medium:
Flinders Ranges Quartz

Dimensions:
12 x 12 cm

$450

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