Details of the exhibition
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What happens when Peter Schuyff comes across a naval history of the First World War? What if this story was originally drawn by Fritz Ferschl, a guest painter of the German battleship S.M.S. Gneisenau in 1909? It happens that, after more than a hundred years, the sailors and the places that have made history on this ship come back to life.
Schuyff lets himself be guided by the charm of the past, by chance encounters and pictorial contamination. It is no coincidence that an important part of his production is dedicated to Overpainted Paintings, in which dormant worlds awaken by adding elements and brilliant geometries, generating ironic and provocative images and often implementing a real space-time relocation.
In the same way Schuyff intervened on the sheets of Fritz Ferschl’s sketchbook, creating a series of new works to which the events of the military cruiser are the background; the re-edition of the sketchbook, where Schuyff’s works are published, can be browsed in a new guise, in a precious volume in 250 numbered copies signed by the artist.
For the occasion, in collaboration with the Luca Tommasi Arte Contemporanea gallery in Milan, some unpublished works on canvas will also be exhibited, whose geometries are the surprising result of Schuyff’s most recent artistic phase.
The exhibition will be inaugurated at the Studio d’Arte Raffaelli in Trento on Thursday 17 March 2016 at 6.30 pm in the presence of the artist and will be staged until 5 June 2016.