Peter Schuyff: Warp & Weft
The Dutch-born, Vancouver-raised and US-based artist (b.1958) is a prominent member of the Neo-Geo movement that emerged in New York in the 1980s. Making name for himself with his unique approach to painting, his works radiate a life of their own. Some are built on a series of mathematical and perspectival grids, others exaggerate and deform geometric shapes in a surrealist mode. Through light effects and mind-bending optical illusions, his paintings are unsettling, immersive and playful, easily defying any categorisation.
As one of the most innovative artists of his generation, the artist continues to push the boundaries of abstract art, exploring new techniques and concepts. His works engage viewers with their geometric shapes, the play of light, and the semblance of movement, which are achieved by the application of thin layers of paint.