The Hearing Forest and The Seeing Field
mixed media on canvas
180 x 150 cm
“The title is from a Bosch drawing where a tree has ears and a field has eyes,” says Peri. “The idea of a problematic or absurd attempt at anthropomorphizing is important for me and I like titles that imply a bodily presence. I think I started to see the squares in this painting as possibly both holes in a structure and apertures looking out.” For Peri, these physical transferences or possibilities are inherent within his understanding of geometric abstraction, a drive to “discover oneself” in the work, and find one’s own place and position within art’s history and continuity.