• September 2 – October 8, 2016 

PRESSRELEASE                                                                                 Peter Schuyff


2 September – 8 October 2016

Opening reception: 2 September 2016, 17.00 – 20.00




Galerie Gabriel Rolt is delighted to announce PETER SCHUYFF, the artist’s second solo exhibition at the gallery.


Peter Schuyff has been key to the abstract art landscape for over more than 30 years.

Rooted in the concepts of the 80’s artistic movement Neo- Geo, the typical patterns of Schuyff’s canvasses, consisting of geometrical and tridimensional shapes, persist in what seems to be an eternal movement. The use of primary forms, like squares and circles, suggests the existence of a primordial world, made by pure geometry. It’s here, in this indefinable dimension, that these different lines and shapes meet light, the essential element which initiate their calm mobility.


The strong suggestion of rotation and movement is the result, thus, of a light-geometry interplay, mixed with different nuances of colours and shadow tones: the colour white, together with the fundamental element of light, is what distinguishes Schuyff’s new body of work.


The angular patterns of Schuyff’s works refer so to trigonometric, mathematical shapes, but also to computer-generated motives, creating an intricate web of calculated forms. Some of the patterns employed by Schuyff also seem to get mixed with historical or artistic symbols and semi-recognizable plaids from the consumption society. While one of the exhibited works, for example, carries the traces of an Ottoman-like symbolism, other works seem to cite the formal language of artists from De Stijl, like Mondrian, or they play with the familiar pattern of a world-known English brand from the fashion industry.


These half-recognizable suggestions are transient allusions: they hint towards a possible recognition, but they ultimately leave the viewer with an unsettled feeling. Even though there are traces of familiarity, the patterns of Schuyff’s paintings are in a world of their own: floating, shifting, evolving, in a dimension that remains pure, untouched.