• PETER SCHUYFF
    Sculptures
  • 04 March - 08 April 2017 
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Galerie Gabriel Rolt is proud to announce - Peter Schuyff | 'Sculptures', teh artist's third solo exhibition at the gallery.

PETER SCHUYFF
(Baarn, NL,1958)

Peter Schuyff was born in the Netherlands and grew up in Canada where he studied at the Vancouver School of Arts. As the son of an artist and a professor at the Simon Fraser University Vancouver, Schuyff became intrigued with the radical views of the art world in the 60’s and 70’s and driven by artistic ambitions, decided to move to New York City at the age of 18.
 During the 1980’s Peter Schuyff became a prominent figure in the booming NYC art scene, where in the East Village, he was inspired by friends and colleagues Andy Warhol, Keith Haring, Sol Lewitt, Jean Michel Basquiat and Herbert Hunke. Schuyffs paintings, in which he combines old master techniques with geometrical minimalistic forms, made him one of the quintessential artists of the Neo-Geo movement, together with artists like Peter Halley, Ashley Bickerton and Jeff Koons. During this period of his life, Schuyff had solo exhibitions at Leo Castelli Gallery (1987, NYC), Gagosian Gallery (1985, NYC) and Barbara Galdstone Gallery (1983, Brussels); his works were included in the collection of MOMA (NYC), MOCA (LA), Metropolitan Museum of Art (NYC), Magasin III (Stokholm) and the Fisher Landau Foundation.
In 2014 Schuyff’s work was included in the Whitney Biennal, reaffirming his name as an artist and the pivotal role of his works within the artistic landscape of America. Schuyff’s work has recently been shown at Mary Boone Gallery (NYC), Sorry we are closed/ Sebastien Janssen (Brussels) and is currently showing at Fri Art, Kunsthalle Fribourg(Switzerland). Upcoming shows include Le Consortium (Dijon) and Mary Boone Gallery.