Join Art & Seeking Founder, Lizy Dastin and artist Peter D. Gerakaris for an in-depth dialogue with one of his LA-based art collectors. In this interview, they discuss everything from why the artist loves the tondo format to the artist-collector dynamic, plus an intimate behind-the-scenes look at the Jungle Oculus Tondo commissioning process (including an original poem below by Jayshukh Bulsara). Co-produced by READart + Art & Seeking.

The symbiotic relationship between artists and their patrons is often cultivated over a lifetime. For a rare glimpse into this creative partnership, see how the creator and collector have evolved together throughout the years. 

View the full process behind creating “Jungle Oculus Tondo” below:

 

Peter D. Gerakaris, Jungle Oculus Tondo–Private Painting Commission, 2017-2018, acrylic on canvas over panel with custom frame, 76″ diameter, Private Collection, Culver City, CA.

Poem by Jayshukh Bulsara

Moon O! Moon,
Slow down O! Moon

Long be night,
Long be night,
Slow down O! Moon

Let the dreams float forever,
Let the dreams float forever,

Moon O! Moon,
Slow down O! Moon