Peter Nelson is a visual artist and researcher who works between painting, writing and digital media. His PhD research at City University Hong Kong concerns landscape theory and computer games. Using a methodology derived from the intersection of these two fields, he analyses how the landscapes of computer games both reflect and affect perceptions of and relationships with the physical environment. Peter has been working between Australia and East Asia for the past 10 years, and has undertaken residency projects with Taipei Artist Village (Taipei), Organhaus (Chongqing), Red Gate Gallery (Beijing), Serial Space (Sydney) and the City of Sydney. He has held numerous group and solo exhibitions, including projects with HanArt TZ Gallery (Hong Kong), The National Palace Museum (Taiwan), The Sichuan Fine Art Academy Museum (Chongqing) and Hong Kong Polytechnic University (Hong Kong).
No Benign Backdrops: The Landscape in Computer Games