Peter Peri

London, United Kingdom
APT London
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  • The Minimal Gesture brings together a group of cross-generational artists working in the wake of abstract expressionism.

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Peter Peri (b. 1971, London, United Kingdom) where he continues to live and work. Peri’s primary media are painting and drawing, which he has used to evolve two distinct bodies of work. His drawings are built-up through the accumulation of discreet hair-like pencil lines that lend a curious fuzzy logic to his strict forms and figures. His paper works depict a range of subject matter, including Roman Catholic reliquaries, abstract portraits and geometrical shapes, which coalesce into vague architectural structures and volumes through an uncanny play of light and shadow redolent of De Chirico. Inspired by Russian Constructivism, Peri’s paintings represent pastel orbs floating against black backgrounds or hard-edged diagonal grids tracing dark trapezoid forms. Endowed with titles such as “Man with Bad Intentions”, “Squabbler” and “The Melancholy of Departure”, these paintings appear to trace an abstract language – a morse code of shifting lines and shapes – that might be used to describe the world in more elemental terms.

Recent solo exhibitions include'Uncting', Almine Rech Gallery Savile Row, London (2016),'Grafografo', Kinman Gallery, London (2016), 'The Scarlet Letter' Fundatia Culturala Intact, Cluj-Napoca, Romania (2016), The Reign of Quantity, Pearl Lam Galleries, Singapore (2014), “Peter Peri” at Bortolami Gallery, New York (2010), “Wave-Grain in the Wall” at Carl Freedman Gallery, London (2008), “ART NOW” at Tate Britain, London (2007), “Hole Here” at Galerie Giti Nourbakhsch, Berlin (2007) and “Country 10” at Kunsthalle Basel, Switzerland (2006). His work has also been shown as part of “Black Hole” at CCA Andratx, Mallorca (2009), “Modern Modern” at the Chelsea Art Museum, New York (2009), “Beyond Measure: Conversations Across Art and Science” at Kettles Yard, Cambridge (2008), “How to Improve the World, 60 years of British Art - Arts Council Collection” at the Hayward Gallery, London (2006) and “We Disagree” at Andrew Kreps Gallery & Wrong Gallery, New York (2005). Peri has been awarded the Red Mansion Prize (2003).

Peter Peri is represented by Almine Rech Gallery, Paris and Bortolami Gallery, New York.

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