Peter Halley

Six Month Rule, 2011

Acrylic, fluorescent acrylic, pearl acrylic, metal acrylic and Roll-a-Tex on canvas, Unique

b. New York, USA, 24 September 1953. Lives and works in New York, USA

 

In the early 1980s American painter Peter Halley became the face of a movement referred to as Neo-geo, a new conceptualist movement on the New York art scene. His visually striking minimalist works formed of “prisons” or “cells” are characterised by the use of fluorescent colours and stucco-like finish. Halley’s artwork symbolises the social organisation at the heart of our post-industrial society and highlights the hold that mathematical models, computer models, and communication flows have on all aspects of our life.

 

Halley’s work has been showcased in numerous solo exhibitions, notably at the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía in Madrid (1992), the Dallas Museum of Art (1995), the MoMA in New York (1997), the Musée d’Art Moderne et Contemporain in Saint Etienne (2014), amongst others. His work belongs to major collections including those at the Dallas Museum of Art, the Guggenheim Museum in New York, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the Pompidou Centre in Paris, and the Musée d’Art Contemporain in Lausanne.



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