Flowers East 1

Peter Schmersal, Flowers Gallery, 82 Kingsland Road, London E2, until 4th April 2015

Peter Schmersal,  Herbst oder die Traubernte  nach Goya, 2009  (c) Peter Schmersal, Courtesy of Flowers Gallery London and New York

Peter Schmersal,
Herbst oder die Traubernte nach Goya, 2009
(c) Peter Schmersal, Courtesy of Flowers Gallery London and New York

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.

Peter Schmersal,  Dead Flowers, 2010,  (c) Peter Schmersal, Courtesy of Flowers Gallery London and New York

Peter Schmersal,
Dead Flowers, 2010,
(c) Peter Schmersal, Courtesy of Flowers Gallery London and New York

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.”

Peter Schmersal, Ich / Papst Sixtus, 2014  (c) Peter Schmersal, Courtesy of Flowers Gallery London and New York

Peter Schmersal,
Ich / Papst Sixtus, 2014
(c) Peter Schmersal, Courtesy of Flowers Gallery London and New York

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