Peter Halley (born 1953 in New York, USA) is a New York-based American abstract artist and writer. He was significantly influenced by Josef Albers' Interaction of Color, 1981 as a young artist in training, evidence of which is visible throughout his career. Influenced by Minimalism and Neo-conceptual Art, his bright geometric abstractions—described as "prisons" and "cells" by the artist—deal with the increasing geometrization of social… Read more
About the artwork
Although this latest series of lithographs by Peter Halley appears to fit into his oeuvre of geometric abstraction, these studies also contend with his work on the organizational rhythms of our daily lives. In fact these lithographs can be seen as giving discernable form to the governing systems that regiment our existence—from our social networks to the organizational patterns of multinationals and interior landscapes. Resembling glittering computer chips and revealing the interconnected passageways of contemporary life, these three prints showcase the metallic shimmering paints Halley has recently begun using. Their subtle, delicate nature highlight the fragility of our social constructs.