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Peter Halley
Untitled ( - Original Mixed Media by Peter Halley -2009




Untitled ( is an original painting realized by Peter Halley in 2009. Acrylic, metallic acrylic, pearlescent acrylic, and roll-a-tex on paper. Declaration of authenticity by the Artist. In his artworks, Peter Halley employes a small vocabulary of symbols: diagrammatic cells and prisons connected by conduits, all set on a flat colored field. Each painting evolves from those that came before, but when he creates, he doesn't know what will happen next. In a conversation with Karlyn de Jongh, Halley declared; "my work does present a very basic existential conundrum. In the early eighties, I painted plain, simple, square prisons. In these works, the square was no longer an idealist form, but rather a confining space. I was interested in the idea of isolation. When I first came to New York, I felt the isolation of living in an apartment — it was a singular, individual existence. I imagined being in a box stacked up with many other boxes. I was also very interested in the late paintings of Phillip Guston, with their existentialist gloom. Afterwards, there was a transformation in my point of view. The more I t hought about my situation, I realized that I wasn't so isolated, that I was tied in with others – not t hrough an experience of shared public space, but rather through all kinds of media — such as the telephone or television, and later the internet. The space of my work became premised on the idea that the way we live is characteriz ed by physical isolation, but that we are reconnected through technology. Technology and economics create these channels of communication in ways that we do not choose. I pictured this by painting bands that I call “conduits,” that connect the prisons and cells". ("Personal Structures: Time Space Existence" book by Peter Lodermeyer, Karlyn De Jongh & Sarah Gold, DuMont Buchverlag, Cologne, Germany, 2009, pp 276 - 281). Peter Halley, born in 1953, is an American artist and a central figure of the Neo-Conceptualist movement. He uses the signs of the geometric abstraction to explore the structure of the social space in the digital era.


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    Peter Halley (1953, American)
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    Height: 21.07 in. (53.5 cm)Width: 15.95 in. (40.5 cm)Depth: 0.08 in. (2 mm)
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    Roma, IT
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