Peter Markus Jentes (b. 1976) is a Manila-based, multi-exhibited abstract contemporary artist known for using vibrant lines and shapes in his paintings. In 1999, Markus graduated from Pepperdine University having completed his Bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts. During his studies, he formalized his training under the guidance of Professors Joseph Piasentin, Avery Faulkner, Bob Privitt, Sonia Sorell & Leonard Skuro.
While much of his career focused on running his own advertising firm, he learned to capitalize on years of creative experiences, channeling them towards a new wave of artwork that blends minimalism with bold, sharp geometric colors and shapes. This new body of work was first shown to the public in 2019 through his solo exhibit titled "MIAMI".
More recently, Markus's approach towards art has grown to be more abstract-expressionist in nature, where he uses a combination of Acrylics, Spray paints and other mediums. He further departs from his comfort zone of hard-edged geometric paintings to explore new styles, techniques and personal expression, evident in his more recent volume of nature-inspired work.
For Markus, this pivot was not just an artistic shift with his art, but a deeper personal shift within himself. His latest exhibits truly reflect this positive change and shows a much more relaxed approach in his process and creative flow. As a professional who participates in solo and group exhibitions, Markus also tackles commissioned work for private individuals and corporate entities. His artwork is also represented through various galleries around the world.
Altro Mondo Creative Space (Manila)
Galeria Azur (Berlin | Buenos Aires | Madrid | Miami | New York)
2021 - Impression Expression | Altro Mondo Creative Space | Makati City, Philippines
2019 - MIAMI | Altro Mondo Gallery | Picasso Hotel, Makati City, Manila, Philippines
2007 - The Unstill Life | Museum Cafe | Makati City, Philippines
2007 - The Painted Desert | Habitat Showroom | Makati City, Philippines
2023 - A Pop of Pink - Crimson Hotel, Alabang City
2023 - Celebtraion 2 - Ides Contemporary Art Gallery, Alabang City
2022 - Rustans 70th Anniversary | Makati City, Philippines
2022 - Israeli Art Market: 2022 New Year Celebration Group Show | Israel
2021 - Rondo V | Altro Mondo Creative Space | Makati City, Philippines
2021 - Imagus | Imahica Gallery | Mandaluyong City, Philippines
2020 - Uninterrupted | Altro Mondo Creative Space | Makati City, Philippines
2020 - Chroma | Arte Bettina Gallery | Makati City, Philippines
2019 - Ouverture | Altro Mondo Creative Space | Makati City, Philippines
2015 - Face of the PHilippines | Pineapple Lab | Makati City, Philippines
2002 - Royal + Budji Showroom | Makati City, Philippines
1999 - 8/8=1 SHOW | Fredrick R. Weismann Museum of Art | Malibu, CA U.S.A.
1999 - Howard A. White Center | Malibu, CA U.S.A.
1994 - Institut Auf dem Rosenberg | St. Gallen, Switzerland
2020 - Art Fair Philippines | Yod Gallery | The Link Carpark | Makati City, Philippines
2021 - Alto Mondo Creative Space | Makati City, Philippines
2015 - Pineapple Lab | Makati City, Philippines
Platt College | Los Angeles CA, U.S.A. - AA Graphic Design & Multimedia
Pepperdine University | Malibu CA, U.S.A. - BA Fine Arts
Studied Western / Non-Western Art History, Sculpture, Ceramics, Painting & Drawing under Professors Joseph Piasentin, Avery Faulkner, Bob Privitt, Sonia Sorrell & Leonard Skuro.
Institut Auf Dem Rosenberg | St. Gallen, Switzerland - High School Diploma
Art studies under Professor Catherine Yeoman
Brent International School | Manila, Philippines - Elementary (Grades 3 to 9)
Art studies under Professor Omeng Masalunga