One could call Peter Marin’s art many things, such as colorful, robust or abstract. Quite often it is many things. Most of his paintings are made entirely of geometric shapes overlapping and interacting with each other.
Marin is from Mexico City, and moved to the United States when he was 12. Marin has painted abstraction for the past 25 years, working as an artist in San Francisco, Calif., various places in Mexico, Madrid, New York City and now the Triangle. His art has been shown in cities around the U.S. and abroad.
During the next month, 25 of Marin’s paintings, spanning the past three years, will be on display at the Horace Williams House at 610 E. Rosemary St. The Horace Williams House has been exhibiting art since 1972 and regularly displays art exhibits.
Landing an exhibition at the Horace Williams House is a competitive process. Artists wishing to have their work displayed there must apply with samples of their work and are chosen by a board of artists who have also been exhibited at the Horace Williams House. Jacquelin Liggins, one such board member, weighed in on Peter Marin’s art, comparing it to her own.
“My work is more free-flowing," Liggins said. "As the young people say — the rappers say — free style. That’s my work. His work is more dimensional. It has a lot of colors, which mine does as well, but there’s more precision with the angles, and the lines. I couldn’t do that. I don’t have the attention span for that. It’s almost like he’s a master of color design.”