mixed media on canvas
76 x 61 cm
Peri’s canvases seem to extract a disquieting mysticism from their sparse pictorial fields. Within the pristine contours of his diagrammatical motifs, Peri interrupts the ascetic sterility of his surfaces with minute traces of intimate intervention. In areas the pitch density of his veneers spontaneously bubble over impasto under-painting or erode to leave an oil-stained effect; while delicately rendered lines and arcs shift imperceptibly in tone, some vanishing into nowhere, others interceding with trailing drips of paint. Through this subtle mediation, Peri’s work entrances with a rarefied elegance, creating a highly articulate abstraction that is both analytical and tactually elusive.