Peter Phobia is an artist and illustrator currently living in Vienna, Austria. Predominantly focussing on drawing, his works range from small pieces to larger than life formats. Even though his use of color is mostly restrained and limited it still has a strong impact on his work. The use of written elements in form of quotes and excerpts of texts play an impor-tant role in his art and often complement the visual parts in his pieces.
He is deeply influenced by pop culture, everyday life observations and often comments on the human being within society. His work is rather a statement but an open invitation to reflect on current topics in society.
Peter has worked with several magazines and brands in Europe and his artwork has been shown in numerous places around the globe, such as in Paris, Vienna, Berlin, Barcelona, Madrid, Switzerland, Lithuania, Serbia, Liechtenstein and Mexico.
Peter Phobia’s work is characterized by the satire of the mundane – he forces us to ques-tion the comfortable, the commonplace, the subjects of his drawings leaving the audi-ence with an uncanny feeling, an ontological insecurity that demands answers.
Far from freeing us from that discomfort, however, his anthropological still lives tease us with more doubt. Instead of bringing closure, his representations are only the start-ing point to a meditative work that delegates to the audience a responsibility to reflect on the excesses of consumerism and cultural exportation, seeking to derive a personal conclusion from themes that were previously confined to the realm of common sense.
Find out more about the artist: www.peterphobia.com