Peter Schuyff: Works on paper 1984-2018
Edited by Edoardo Bonaspetti
Text by Richard Hell
Size 81/4 x 101/2 in. (21 x 27 cm)
75 colour illustrations
First published in Italy in 2019 by Skira editore S.p.A.
© 2019 Carl Kostyál
© 2019 Skira editore
© 2019 Peter Schuyff
35 years of works on paper by the contemporary Dutch artist.“Peter Schuyff is a fascinating little bastard and he presents a good opportunity for thinking about painting.
Painting is personal. There are no ultimate truths about it. Much of the most perceptive writing about painting, especially new painting, in the last 200 years has been produced by poets—Baudelaire, Rilke, Apollinaire, Ashbery, Ricard—rather than trained “experts” because what there is that’s interesting to say about it is best accessible via the language skills and sophistication and sensitivity to subtleties of perception and consciousness cultivated by poets. I am not a poet, but I almost am, and I claim legitimacy as an art writer by the same token: nobody knows what is interesting in art except the person who can persuade you they do.” — Richard Hell
Peter Schuyff 1958 (Baarn, NL) is a painter, sculptor and musician. He was a prominent member of the Neo-Geo movement and showed his work at Pat Hearn Gallery (1983), Gagosian Gallery (1985) and Leo Castelli Gallery (1987). In 2017 a survey of work made between 1981-89 was shown at Le Consortium, Dijon. Other more recent shows include the New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York (2005), Palais de Tokyo, Paris (2011), the Whitney Biennial, New York (2014), Sorry We’re Closed, Brussels (2014), Fri Art, Fribourg (2017), HE.RO Gallery, Amsterdam (2018) and Carl Kostyal, London (2018).
Peter Schuyff lives and works in the Netherlands.
Edoardo Bonaspetti is a curator and publisher of contemporary art. He is co-director of Ordet, a new exhibition space in Milan and Artistic Director of the Henraux Foundation.
Richard Hell is a writer and rock and roll musician who lives in New York City.