Peter Downsbrough

Peter Downsbrough (solo show) Mamco, Geneva, Switzerland. 07.09.22 > 29.01.23

7 Sep 2022 to 29 Jan 2023 at 10, rue des Vieux-Grenadiers, Geneva; Mamco presents Peter Downsbrough. In the MAMCO exhibition the artist presents a series of his architectural models. 

Peter Downsbrough (b. 1940 in the United States, lives in Brussels) creates installations, sculptures, collages, books, and videos. His work fits into these two traditions: the first is textual, and runs from Mallarmé to Concrete poetry, while the second is visual, and travels through formal and geometric abstraction from Constructivism to the present day. Downsbrough’s black and white photos (Untitled, 1990–1995) depict fragments of urban landscapes—staircases, bridge piles, train stations, and industrial wastelands—in starkly contrasting abstraction. His architectural models, interventions on facades and home designs (Models, 1983–1998), meanwhile, are resolutely formal pieces characterized by simple, front-facing geometric shapes. In MAMCO exhibition the artist presents his most recents architectural models.

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