15 х 11 in. (38.1 x 27.94 cm.)
Executed in 1986, this set of 4 watercolors on paper by Peter Schuyff combine his signature trompe l'oeil effects with complex, geometric forms. With strong color contrasts, offset perspectives, and interweaving lines, these works by Schuyff capture his signature approach to abstraction and the influence of rhythm upon his compositions.
Born in Baarn, Holland, Neo-Geo artist Peter Schuyff (b. 1958) is known for his self-portraits, works executed on found paintings, and intricately carved baseball bats and pencils. Music has been influential in much of Schuyff's work, which integrates rhythm and harmonious structures into complex compositions of interweaving forms. Schuyff often employs a vivid palette within his paintings, creating an elusive trompe l’oeil effect throughout the surfaces. His many solo exhibitions include shows at White Columns, New York, NY (1982); Pat Hearn Gallery, New York, NY (1983, 1984, 1985, and 1987); Gagosian Gallery, Los Angeles, CA (1985); Leo Castelli Gallery, New York, NY (1987); Sperone Westwater, New York, NY (1992); Paul Kasmin Gallery, New York, NY (1991 and 1994); and Tony Shafrazi Gallery, New York, NY (1996). He has also participated in group exhibitions at the New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York, NY (2005); the Fodor Museum, Amsterdam, Netherlands (1989); and the Centre National d'Art Contemporain, Nice, France (1985), among others. He lives and works in Amsterdam, Netherlands.
Selected Public Collections:
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY
Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
Brooklyn Museum of Art, Brooklyn, NY