An Incident

An Incident shows the style and technique for which Schütz became well known: his use of highly worked, sanded and meticulously carved jelutong wood.

The soft and fleshy texture of this wood, originally brought in to South Africa from Indonesia, lends both a realism and a sinister ANTHROPOMORPHIC quality to his work.

This domestic TABLEAU, with its vertiginous dimensions and mysterious details suggesting a suburban crime scene, is one Schütz returned to in different ways throughout his career, transforming scenes of South African domesticity into something more threatening. 

Artwork courtesy of Wits Art Museum.

Artwork Info

Peter Schutz

An Incident


Gelutong wood and mixed media

130 x 66 x 90 cm