Ivan Chermayeff Sculptures
Ivan Chermayeff: Collages and Small Sculptures
Today, the galleries of Pera Museum welcome the works of remarkable artist Ivan Chermayeff. He has been producing collages and assemblages for over forty years, utilizing the everyday ephemera collected in different parts of the world where he has worked and traveled. He saves the envelopes received from friends and colleagues, who send him abandoned gloves, discarded candy wrappers and other visual delights to add to those he has picked up on the streets of the world.
Chermayeff is a graphic designer practicing in New York with his partner Tom Geismar since the mid 1950s. His collages have been exhibited and published in the United States, Europe and Japan.
“A collagist working from a pile of debris that he has collected over several decades, Chermayeff abstracts materials from their original context, and casts them into figurative shapes of great character and representational specificity. The collages are at the same time abstract, figurative, materialist, objective, subjective and disarming.”