Peter Peri

Course


London

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  • , Tower of Rising Clouds, 2019
    Marker pen and spray paint on canvas
    175 x 145 cm
    68 7/8 x 57 1/8 in
  • , Soldiers March, 2020
    Graphite on unbleached paper
    78 x 210 cm
    30 3/4 x 82 5/8 in
  • , Super Topology, 2019
    Marker pen and spray paint on canvas
    190 cm x 280 cm
    74 3/4 x 110 1/4 in
  • , Blind Field 1, 2019
    Marker pen and spray paint on canvas
    55 x 45 cm
    21 5/8 x 17 3/4 in
  • , Sous-bois, 2020
    Marker pen and spray paint on canvas
    145 x 175 cm
    57 1/8 x 68 7/8 in
  • , Blind Field 3, 2019
    185 x 75 cm
    72 7/8 x 29 1/2 inches

Press release

Almine Rech London is pleased to present Course, an exhibition of recent work by London-based artist Peter Peri, on view from June 18 to August 1, 2020. This will be the artist’s fourth exhibition with the gallery.

Candy-striped beams radiate around a quadrilateral shape, bleeding. Hand drawn with a ruler, aerosol paint and flecks of ink, the coloured lines exude demonic symmetry. Staring at Peter Peri’s large painting Super Topology (2019) resembles something like riding a carousel at a haunted, Victorian-style fun fair, whirling into the dark. Unsurprisingly, perhaps, the artist’s earlier projects were inspired by horror novels. I sense the phantom of writer H.P. Lovecraft lurking beneath the saccharine grid on view here. In the 1920s Lovecraft – who was a real noxious ghoul – drifted around New England’s white, neo-Gothic buildings and picket-fenced, emerald lawns, penning weird tales inimitable in their vistas of despair and bone-soaking chill. Peri’s paintings, such as The Call (2005), referenced Lovecraft’s ‘Cthulhu mythos’: a cycle of stories about a Leviathan-like creature who rises from the depths of time to torment humanity. Peri’s spiralling compositions remind me of Lovecraftian narrative arcs: the writer’s monstrous ‘circling’ around a cold space. They synthesize a vortex and pull you into the centre.