Canvases as Meditative Sites: Abstract Paintings of Muggi Peters
NEW YORK, NY – Chelsea’s Agora Gallery will feature the original work of Muggi Peters in The New Flux. The exhibition opens October 20, 2017 and runs through November 9, 2017 with an opening reception on Thursday, October 26 from 6-8 pm.
Danish painter Muggi Peters creates abstract canvases as meditative sites for prolonged contemplation in which close looking is rewarded. His richly textured oils on canvas are devoid of allusions to place or time, and therefore, they provide transportive experiences meant to quiet the chaos of modern life. Informed by artists, musicians, and politicians, MUGGI creates paintings as essential parts of daily life; their presence is intended to find balance between nature and the modern world.
In his recent works, MUGGI paints highly tactile silhouettes. Where Did You Go features black and white drips and splatters reminiscent of Abstract Expressionism through which a woman’s figure emerges from the chaos as a ghostly presence. Similarly No Title is a layered composition evoking the European tradition of silhouette portraiture with a contemporary edge. Finally, At Peace is at once complex and orderly as the canvas is transformed into a site for protracted exploration and discovery. Exploding in colorful bursts or whispering in subtle monochromes, his paintings use color and composition to give rise to a sense of eternalism in which the subjectivity of experience is paramount.
Exhibition Dates: October 20 – November 9, 2017
Reception: Thursday, Oct. 26, 2017, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Gallery Hours: Tues-Sat 11:00am – 6:00pm
Gallery Location: 530 West 25th Street, New York, NY
Muggi Peters | Su-Jeong NAM | Patricia Olguín | Patricia Gray | Chijia He | Cynthia Evers | Gitte Peters | Claudia Breidenbach | Luz Letts | Michael Dolen | Stivi
About the Exhibition
The New Flux presents a cross-section of different pictorial practices gathered around the theme of nature in urban life. Taking what is specific to a natural setting—a landscape, a body of water—and showing how it impacts the flow or urban life, The New Flux makes a case that our dependency on nature is just as pervasive as our dependency on technology.
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About Agora Gallery
Agora Gallery is a contemporary fine art gallery located in the heart of Chelsea’s fine art district in New York. Established in 1984, Agora Gallery specializes in connecting art dealers and collectors with national and international artists. The art gallery’s expert consultants are available to assist corporate and private clients in procuring original artwork to meet their organization’s specific needs and budget requirements. With a strong online presence and popular online gallery, ARTmine, coupled with the spacious and elegant physical gallery space, the work of our talented artists, who work in diverse media and styles, can receive the attention it deserves.