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Peter Sedgley

British, b. 1930

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Peter Sedgley

British, b. 1930

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Since the 1960s, Op artist Peter Sedgley has been producing luminous paintings of circles and optical explorations of light and kinetics. Trained as an architect at the Brixton Technical School and then serving as an assistant in architectural firms during the 1940s and ‘50s, Sedgley began to paint in 1963 and pursued his career as an artist. Along with Bridget Riley, Sedgley established S.P.A.C.E. (Space Provision, Artistic, Cultural and Educational) which administered studio space to young artists. In his work, Sedgley began experimenting with elements like video-rotors (painted disks programmed with patterns of light), and later, incorporating sound with his changing colors. In his space-related, environmental works, Sedgley creates art where light, prisms, and projections are animated by kinetics.

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Biography

Since the 1960s, Op artist Peter Sedgley has been producing luminous paintings of circles and optical explorations of light and kinetics. Trained as an architect at the Brixton Technical School and then serving as an assistant in architectural firms during the 1940s and ‘50s, Sedgley began to paint in 1963 and pursued his career as an artist. Along with Bridget Riley, Sedgley established S.P.A.C.E. (Space Provision, Artistic, Cultural and Educational) which administered studio space to young artists. In his work, Sedgley began experimenting with elements like video-rotors (painted disks programmed with patterns of light), and later, incorporating sound with his changing colors. In his space-related, environmental works, Sedgley creates art where light, prisms, and projections are animated by kinetics.

Career Highlights
Learn more about artist insights.
Group
Group show at a major institution
Centre Pompidou
Institution
Collected by a major institution
Tate
Publication
Reviewed by a major art publication
The Guardian
Fair
Included in a major biennial
Venice Biennale International Exhibition