60 seconds with... Peter Pham / by Kian West






By Kian West



1. So Peter, tell us a little about yourself

I’ve spent most of my life in Newcastle, and have grown up expressing myself through many forms of art. As a child I can recall sketching and being drawn to the contrasts and textures of black and white and it wasn’t discovered that I was colour blind until I was around 6 years old. Even to this day I struggle to identify colours.

Despite this, and through my inability to distinguish colours, I have taught myself to visualise the process of a completed piece, and hopefully make the canvas come to life.

2. How would you describe your art?

I like to translate on to canvas what would only exist in your imagination. I combine acrylics and spray cans with fine brush detail. If you can imagine it, I can re-create it.

3. We hear you have a show on October 11th, where is it?

The opening of my show, “Chimerical Romance”, will be at The Edwards on Parry Street, locally owned by Chris Jonas, formally from Silverchair.

I will be collaborating with local acoustic artist Raych Younger who will be showcasing some of her original tracks as well as a few covers, starting at 7pm.

There will be a selection of pieces from my previous collections, and new pieces that haven’t been shown before, all of which will be available for purchase at anytime

4. When is it running until… and then what will be next?

The exhibition will be running until 19th of October.992216_10151718686622308_1-copy

I’m not 100 % certain on what’s next for me, nothing is set in stone. At this point I’m just hoping to share my work and hopefully inspire others to live through their imagination.

I share updates of my art and upcoming events on my Facebook page, Peter Pham Art, and you can also find me on Instagram. So if you’d like to keep up to date with what’s next, you can follow me on Instagram or Facebook.

5. We know not all art forms are as collaborative as others but, if you could work with any artist, who would it be?

I would love to collaborate with Leonid Afremov. His work is colourful abstract, with a unique brush technique. If I could combine my concepts with his vivid colour palette, it would create an addictive genre that could take my pieces to the next level.

6. Anything else Mirage readers should know?

25% of proceeds from all artworks sold over the course of the exhibition will be donated to A21 campaign – a non-profit, non-government organisation, to raise awareness for the fight against human trafficking around the world.

If you’re in the area on the 11th , whether you’re interested in art or not, swing by for a great night complimented by music and booze at the Edwards. It’s supporting a good cause and at the very least, you’ll enjoy a good night out.