Draftsman, painter, illustrator and scenographer, Jules Perahim (1914–2008) is a major figure in the Romanian avant-garde. He’s the author of an abundant œuvre, both dreamlike and engaged, which he developed first in Bucharest and later in France. As a regular contributor to avant-garde journals, he later turned his attention to surrealism, while remaining very close to literature. Several trips to Africa left a mark on his painting, giving rise to vast dream landscapes. The catalog contains some one hundred pictorial and graphic works, as well as various documents and magazines, in which one can immerse onself in the constantly renewed fantasy and humor of an artist with frantic imagination.
A typographic equivalent of this was found in Magnificat, the superbly choreographed multistroke orgy dreamt up by Friedrich Peter in the early 1970s.