Kinley described his style not as abstract or deliberately simplified, but as the result of trying to translate his experience of an object into paint. Here Kinley uses oil on canvas to render a yellow flower, filling the space with colour.
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Original: Oil paint on canvas unconfirmed: 152.4 x 127 cm Tate. Purchased © The Estate of Peter Kinley
Peter Kinley ( 1926 - 1988) was a Vienna-born British artist. Born Peter Nikolaus Arthur Eduard Schwarz, as a Jewish child in Vienna during WWII he was evacuated to England as part of the Kindertransport scheme. He later studied art at the Düsseldorf Academy and St Martin's School of Art, teaching at the latter from 1954 onwards. He was married to Monika Wolf, an artist, art dealer, curator and collector.