Upcoming Exhibition

Peter Opheim: Bite the Mountain - Eat the Forest


Artist | Peter Opheim

Duration | June 5 – July 4, 2021 (10:00-19:00 Closed on Mondays)

Venue | Powen Gallery map



Online Viewing Room | https://onlineviewingroom.com/exhibition/EV4QQXT6FFUR/


Peter Opheim (b.1961-) is a New York contemporary artist, with ancestors from Scandinavia. His recent works carry the color of mythology of Northern Europe. However, an understanding of the myths in this part of the world is not required to appreciate Opheim’s creation. His works always have a sense of purity, unbridled freedom, and healing. With our lives of daily hustle and bustle and stress, this is precisely what people today need.

Modern people’s consciousnesses have been kidnapped; they have lost their basic ability to imagine, and even the courage to think. Therefore, every character in his paintings might be male, female, old, young, human, or another animal; he paints without specificity, giving us a license to imagine by ourselves. This forms a major characteristic of Opheim’s works. He believes that we all have inherent artistic qualities (imagination). If the viewer feels the power of healing or resonates with his works, this may be because they have found the “innocence” that belongs to us within his paintings. This is worthy of being celebrated and cherished.

Are the paintings animals, human beings, or sprites? The answers are left to the viewer’s imagination.