Mignoni presents the gallery’s first exhibition with Dutch-born American painter Peter Schuyff (b.1958). This is a solo exhibition showcasing a startling new group of 8 vibrant and colourful abstract paintings made by the artists throughout 2021 at his studio in Bari, Southern Italy.
Taking the form of either a checkerboard grid or a succession of vertical, coloured stripes that have been disrupted by illusionistic light effects or shadows appearing to fall upon their surfaces from some unknown, exterior source, these powerful geometric paintings playfully operate in an ambiguous space that is simultaneously both representational and abstract. Functioning according to their own logic, they belong to a type of work that Schuyff has made consistently since the 1980s.
Schuyff is a painter, sculptor and musician. He was a prominent member of the Neo-Geo movement in New York during the 1980s showing with Pat Hearn, Gagosian and Leo Castelli Gallery. In 2017 Le Consortium, Dijon, presented ‘Has Been’ a retrospective of Schuyff’s work made between 1981-89. His more recent public exhibitions include Massimo de Carlo Piéce Unique, Paris (2022), White Cube, London (2020), Whitney Biennial, (2014); New Museum of Contemporary Art, NY (2005); and The Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, (1996). Schuyff’s work can be found in the permanent collections of MOMA, NY: MOCA, LA; Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY and The Fisher Landau Foundation, NY. Schuyff lives and works in Amsterdam, NL and Bari, IT
Peter Schuyff, Derby, 2021, Oil on linen, 39 3/8 x 39 3/8 in. (100 x 100 cm)