Commentary by Peter Selz & Dewitt Cheng
" Peter Scaturro's recent watercolors, the UNKNOWING Series (2014-15) and the PRESENCE Series (2012-15) are very large watercolors. Art Critic Dewitt Cheng has posted on Facebook; “…Scaturro’s…. watercolors have the intensity and weight of oils; great color harmony and rhythm too….”. These Expressionist abstractions were produced with spontaneous painterly energy and make us think of the Abstract Expressionist canvases created by Kandinsky a hundred years ago, and pursued in the "all-over" compositions by the American post-War painters, who, as the critic Harold Rosenberg pronounced, used their canvases (or paper) as an "arena in which to act". Similarly, but with a 21st Century outlook, Scaturro produces pictures which suggest luminous organic forms, done with pulsating colors." Peter Selz Ph.D.
Peter Selz Ph.D.– Art Historian and authior of German Expressionist Painting and Professor (Emeritus) of Art History, University of California, Berkeley 1965-1988. He was the founding director of the University Art Museum at UC Berkeley. He has authored numerous books and was the Curator of the department of painting and sculpture exhibitions at the New York Museum of Modern Art. This is a small listing of his accomplishments that created his distinguished career.
DeWitt Cheng, Former Curator of Stanford (University) Art Spaces posted this comment: "Abstract Expressionist Peter Scaturro watercolors have the weight and intensity of oils; great color harmony and rhythm too....his ceramic sculpture as well" 2014