Peter De Potter is a visual artist from Belgium. De Potter studied at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts Antwerp, and currently lives and works in Antwerp. He garnered attention for his 2001 to 2010 collaboration with Raf Simons. The collaboration was initially focused on one collection, but soon expanded to a continued, lengthy relationship. De Potter served as a consultant, assisting with concepts, as well as providing artwork – both images and words – for Simons’ prints. De Potter also designed and art directed Raf Simons’ book ‘Redux’, as well as the Raf Simons ‘Repeat’ installation for Pitti Immagine 2005.
In 2004 De Potter presented his video installation ‘The Young Gods’ during another Pitti project in Florence, titled ‘NEO80’. In 2011 he had an entry in ‘Transmission1 – Avant/Garde Diaries’ in Berlin, where he showed sections of his series ‘Image Machine’. In 2014 he was invited by Fred Perry London to reinterpret the work of legendary British artist Jamie Reid, which resulted in a set of artist films and installations at Dover Street Market London and Dover Street Market Ginza.
He has enjoyed profile features in magazines like Dazed and Confused, Interview and Boycott as well as carte-blanche artist assignments in publications like DUST Magazine, Arena Homme Plus and i-D.
Although De Potter has been producing art for the last fifteen years – photography, text, collage, appropriation – he only began to ‘officially’ establish himself in the art world in the last five years. He is notable for taking a less traditional art route by showing sections of his work directly on the internet, mainly via Tumblr pages that each show a specific series .