Peter Peri - We the children of the 20th century
We the children of the 20th century
Text by Neal Brown
26 x 21cm, 10 1/4 x 81/4 Inches
English / French
Edition of 500
Almine Rech Gallery Editions
This book is published in conjunction with the exhibition We, the Children of the 20th Century, held at Almine Rech Gallery Paris, from May 14 to July 30, 2011.
«The subject of my work could be thought of as dissolution, or more precisely the fetishization of dissolution within Modernity.»
A wide range of pictorial references interact in Peter Peri’s work : geometric Modernism, Russian Avant Garde as well as literary and popular science-fiction find echoes in his hybrid two- and three- dimensional compositions. His early painting surfaces could evoke a certain reality of the architectural or engineered surfaces of the external world while, according to Neal Brown, the ones he creates nowadays come closer to those of a graffiti artist. Peri’s works produce a specific sense of space and rigor, coupled with pared-down lines and shapes conjoined together, endowing his precise geometric constructions with life and vibrancy.