Choisi presents “Moschee”, 1988, by Peter Schlör, which will be accompanied by “Light Shift”, the new monograph dedicated to the artist, realised with the support of Artphilein Editions.
“My favorite light is the direct light obtained when the sun is right behind me. Which is why my preferred time of day for taking photographs is when the sun is low in the sky.”
Peter Schlör, from an interview with Dorothee Baer-Bogenschütz.
German artist Peter Schlör has been working with black and white photography since the middle of the 1980s. His work Moschee (1988), is part of his initial artistic research, characterised by the discovery of the desert and his investigation into the contrast between light and shade, and tends toward an almost graphic level of abstraction.
The photographs are deeply “soaked with a topography of the past which never knew a present, with a distinctive poetry, and are comparable to the metaphysical paintings by Giorgio De Chirico”.
Moreover, the central perspective and sober view, almost minimalist in their approach, emphasise a clear conceptual vision, in this case based on a single architectural and compositional element, and anticipate his subsequent serial works in landscape photography.