K2 took a trip to a small mountain town in Western Colorado and sat down with friend of the brand Peter Sutherland to talk about his artwork and the Landscape Collection. Take a few minutes to listen as Peter unpacks art, his inspiration, his lifelong love for standing sideways. This is a fascinating four minutes that we didn't want to end.
Film/Edit: Seamus Foster
Photography: Marc O’Malley
Audio: Peter Sutherland & Mitchell McIver
For Immediate Release - Salida, Colorado, October 12, 2023 – Artist, Peter Sutherland collaborates with K2, the original American Ski and Snowboard Brand, on its Landscape Collection, a premier freeride collection that is purpose engineered to push the envelope of exploration across new terrain and on bigger lines. This collection harnesses the feeling of freedom and excitement that comes from the unknown, similar to Sutherlands art, which lies at the intersection of the human experience and the exploration of nature.
Sutherland describes his work as “autobiographical” often brimming with natural scenes of Colorado, punctuated by hiking and camping. His work has been exhibited in institutions and galleries worldwide, including the Contemporary Art Museum, St Louis; Galerie Rodolphe Janssen, Brussels; White Cube, London; Zabludowicz Collection, London.
Twenty years in New York City called upon Sutherland to return to his native state of Colorado. His work often highlights this juxtaposition between cities, and man-made infrastructure and the natural landscapes teeming across the West.
“Peter is an uncompromising documentarian. He doesn’t miss an opportunity to capture memories. His works aren’t like Cartier-Bresson’s pictures, or images of distress, but things he wants to remember, however mundane or ordinary. He sees things that I will never see, and that is his gift.” ― from Maia Ruth Lee’s foreword, Peter Sutherland’s spouse.
K2 is the original American Ski and Snowboard Brand, founded in 1962 in Washington State. The brand continued to pioneer snow sports, and the first brand to specifically engineer products for women starting in 1999 with our Women’s Alliance™. Today we are resetting the K2 brand for the future, one that builds on this legacy to reposition as the industry leader.