Peter Carrington is an Artist/Illustrator and graduate of Fine Art at Manchester Metropolitan University. He lives and works in Edinburgh.
Peter Carrington’s practice began as a portrait of my futile search for knowledge, in the face of dyslexia. He has always been inspired by vintage journals of science, geometry and natural history, all of which he wishes he could academically conquer. Peter began creating seemingly scientific drawings, prompting viewers to read them in such a way as to gain knowledge. After realizing that this is impossible and that the visual languages of science are orphaned from their keys, he aimed for these decontextualised images to be viewed in a new light. Harsh lines of labels, even letters, became abstract, and new meanings would be found. Peter has since consolidated his research to create a visual language of his own. Mark making inspired by vintage zoological plates combine with geometry diagrams and pattern from scientific graphs become symbols, making the viewer question if these are images of science, nature, mystical or the occult.