In his elegant paintings, drawings, prints, and photographs, Peter Abrahams slows down the world—its colors, forms, hidden corners, and humble materials—capturing the beauty in the everyday and the overlooked. His paintings and works on paper, abstract, subtle studies of shapes and hues, inform his photographic work. Since 2002, he has concentrated on photography, roaming London’s streets with his camera, or focusing on carefully composed still lifes in his studio, producing pictures that elevate the unnoticed and speak to the rushed pace of modern, working life. In his well-known “The Active and Contemplative Life” series (begun 2003), Abrahams pairs photographs of workers bustling about London’s financial district with shots of the lovely urban details unseen in their haste. In his still lifes, he transforms such items as scouring pads and plastic bags into objects of beauty and contemplation.