Peter Schmersal is known for his expressive
reworking of the traditional genres of the still life, landscape
and self-portrait, in which he engages in a compelling contemporary
dialogue with the masterworks of western narrative painting.
Appropriating and reinventing familiar themes and motifs from the
late Medieval period to the Baroque, Schmersal creates his
compositions with a gestural language entirely his own.
Born in Wuppertal, Germany, Peter
Schmersal currently lives and works in Berlin. Past solo
exhibitions have included Kunstmuseum Solingen, Solingen; Von
der Heydt-Museum, Wuppertal; Goethe-Institut, Paris; Galerie
Karsten Greve, Cologne and Paris; Angles Gallery, Los Angeles and
Edward Thorp Gallery, New York. His work has also featured in
exhibitions at Museum Frieder Burda, Baden-Baden; Museum Baden,
Solingden; National M. K. Ciurlionis Art Museum, Kaunas and
Kunstverein fr dei Rheinlande und Westfalen, Dsseldorf. His work
is in the collections of the Museum Frieder Burda and the Von Der
Heydt Museum, and numerous private collections. Schmersal is now
represented by Flowers Gallery.