Peter Schuyff, ‘Untitled’, 1988, Phillips

Signature: This work is accompanied by a certificate of authenticity signed by the artist

Pat Hearn Gallery, New York
Galerie Samuel Lallouz, Montreal
Acquired from the above by the present owner in 2006

About Peter Schuyff

Peter Schuyff’s paintings typically feature his signature undulating figures that jump around the canvas and weave through themselves. Schuyff positions these forms against realistic imagery, juxtaposing two seemingly dissimilar styles of painting. Michelle Grabner wrote that, “analysis of Schuyff’s work in terms of Surrealism is not erroneous. Addressing the works’ playful, charming, and strange qualities speaks to the heart of the artist’s engagement with fact and fantasy, volume and flatness, abstraction and representation.” In recent work, the artist has used found paintings of landscapes or nautical scenes as the ground for his compositions, virtually obscuring the content of the preexisting paintings. The dissonance between the two fields of paint speaks not to just formal and stylistic contrasts, but to critical concerns about representation and subject matter.

Dutch, b. 1958, Baarn, Netherlands, based in Amsterdam, Netherlands

Solo Shows

2016
Munich,
Peter Schuyff - Gun in my pocket

Group Shows

2014
Galerie Laroche/Joncas, 
Montréal,

Fair History on Artsy

2013
Galerie Gabriel Rolt at The Armory Show 2013