Darryll Schiff pushes the boundaries of photography into new areas that cannot be defined by the usual terms. There one can find the classical foundation of photography and various artistic influences such as Impressionism, and Cubism, incorporated in a unique and modern vision that reflects the past, and the present. Schiff's eye questions reality and our perception of what is comprehensible and observable.
Moving from experimentation to an established practice, Darryll Schiff positions himself as, among other things, an impressionist of 21st Century Photography. Schiff shows both sides of contemporary life through his Rapture series, the rapture of light and sensation, paired with the magnetism felt when swept up in these fast times. Fragmented yet fluid, he uses his camera as a tool to compose stunning works of art, more reminiscent of a painting than a still record of time and space. “His art draws you in and does not want to let you go. You seek more, looking at the action, the blaze of colors, questioning yourself as well as the art itself. How is it that such fine movement and intriguing sound can emanate from these works of art…” - Karena Albert, Art Critic
Darryll Schiff is an internationally recognized American contemporary artist specializing in photography. Schiff's fine art photography is located in the collections of many leading museums including the Art Institute of Chicago, Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, George Eastman House in New York, Norton Simon Museum in Pasadena and the Museum of Contemporary Photography in Chicago.
Within a few short years, following his decision to focus solely on his fine art career, Darryll Schiff has become internationally recognized and one of Chicago's most prominent artists. Schiff's work is exhibited in International Art Fairs from New York and Miami, to Busan and Seoul in South Korea, and Jakarta, Indonesia. Schiff is represented by En Foco Gallery in Chicago and has international representation under BOCCARA Fine Art with locations in London, France, Monaco, Hong Kong, and New York.