Peter Schmersal, Flowers Gallery, 82 Kingsland Road, London E2, until 4th April 2015
This exhibition is a double celebration for it is the artist’s first show since he joined the gallery earlier this year and his first show in the UK since 2004.
He is well-known for his exciting take on the traditional and the new. Whether still lifes, landscape portraits, including self-portraits he has his own distinctive style that can be influenced by masters such as Rubens, Baldung Grien, Goya and Ingres but have a touch of his own magic.
As he says “There is no way to escape the compelling potency of signs. I see little difference between the fables and tales we find in art history, and our contemporary strategies to form signs and invent symbols as comments on our current lives. I concentrate on my own observations, reflected in their translation – this is the source that generates creative initiative.”