Peter Gibbons

“Peter creates images that illustrate an imaginary fairy-tale narrative. These stories have never seen, nor will ever see, the light of day, but the images exist to tell fantastical tales. Tales of pilgrims and lost causes, of pursuits and evasions, of beasts and adventurers.”

Always black and white, always taken on 5x4 negative film. The images are then either printed as archive quality silver-gelatine photographic prints; or hand-printed as gravure ink-prints, in editions limited to 24 prints.

Each image stands alone; but is also one in a series that together tell a more complex story.

The image and caption suggest the wider narrative – consequently the legend; Though Ye Believe Not Me, Believe the Works.

His work has been exhibited in the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, 2013 and 2016, and long-listed for the Aesthetica Art Prize, 2016/7. A print accepted for the 2018 London Print Studio Summer Show was a nominated finalist.