Peter Luti - Contemporary Scottish Artist
After realising his love of art at school, Peter Luti went on to study ceramics at Duncan of Jordanston College of Art, Dundee and Goldsmiths College, London. He later progressed to lecturing in Art and Design before eventually finishing his teaching career as Head of the Expressive Arts at Glasgow University.
Influenced by the landscape around him, and in particular the diversity of the Scottish terrains, Peter constantly focuses, explores and develops his style. Not only motivated by his surroundings, Peter Luti draws inspiration from many of his fellow contemporary Scottish Artists.
‘I greatly admire the range of work produced by Jim Wylie, Ian Elliot and Peter King…. Many of their pieces are inspirational. I describe my own work as simplified semi-abstract, which does not fall into the constraints of a particular artistic style. I have developed it over a number of years and have yet to see a similar technique in other artists work. The depth of texture is vitally important to the final piece.’
Peter’s heavily textured application prior to the addition of colour is a technique that he has made his own, and his work is instantly recognisable. The technique is one that is extremely individual, and the work is instantly recognisable. People recognise a naive simplicity to the compositions, yet still are captivated by the complex textural form. The process of developing the application and technique and the drive to improve with each new piece is one of Peter’s favourite aspects of being a professional artist. As a result, his driven approach to his work has resulted in Peter having no particular favourite piece of his own, but viewing each work of art as an individual challenge.
Peter Luti has exhibited in numerous mixed shows throughout Scotland in several galleries and for the past 6 years has exhibited work exclusively at Galleria Luti, Callander. His work has been purchased for private collections across the UK, throughout Europe, Dubai, Australia, the USA and is particularly popular in Canada.