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Heavenly Bodies

Works by Peep

On Thursday, Mark came to Sheffield and we visited the artistst Peep (Paul P Priestley) in his studio.

I took lots of photos. I was blown away by his work. It was incredibly varied, but almost all of it drew heavily upon religious sources (in particular, the Bible) and featured salvaged and adapted childrens’ toys (often motorised) in the guises of various mythical beings. Incredible, like Jan Svankmajer does Dante only gaudier and more beautiful. I absolutely love his work, I don’t remember ever being quite this excited about a living artist. I hope to produce a piece on him for FAD, although at the moment I’m not quite sure where to start.