Peter Halley, ‘Force of Nature’, 2020, Painting, Acrylic fluorescent acrylic and Roll-a-Tex on canvas, MARUANI MERCIER GALLERY
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Peter Halley

Force of Nature, 2020

Acrylic fluorescent acrylic and Roll-a-Tex on canvas
80 3/10 × 74 × 3 9/10 in
204 × 188 × 10 cm
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Brussels, Knokke, Zaventem
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Peter Halley
American, b. 1953
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Having emerged in New York’s East Village Art scene in the early 1980s, Peter Halley is best known for his brightly colored, geometric paintings made of Roll-a-Tex, a textured paint used for decoration, as well as florescent Day-Glo paints. Developing his own visual lexicon, Halley engages in a play of relationships between what he calls “prisons” and “cells”—composed of rectangular shapes and vertical bars—evocative of geometric networks from the urban grid to high-rise apartment buildings to electromagnetic conduits. While his rigid planes of color, unitary shapes, and non-hierarchical compositions nod toward Minimalism, by transforming the Minimalist square into a prison cell, Halley’s works call the supposed neutrality of such art into question.

Peter Halley, ‘Force of Nature’, 2020, Painting, Acrylic fluorescent acrylic and Roll-a-Tex on canvas, MARUANI MERCIER GALLERY
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Peter Halley
American, b. 1953
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Having emerged in New York’s East Village Art scene in the early 1980s, Peter Halley is best known for his brightly colored, geometric paintings made of Roll-a-Tex, a textured paint used for decoration, as well as florescent Day-Glo paints. Developing his own visual lexicon, Halley engages in a play of relationships between what he calls “prisons” and “cells”—composed of rectangular shapes and vertical bars—evocative of geometric networks from the urban grid to high-rise apartment buildings to electromagnetic conduits. While his rigid planes of color, unitary shapes, and non-hierarchical compositions nod toward Minimalism, by transforming the Minimalist square into a prison cell, Halley’s works call the supposed neutrality of such art into question.

Peter Halley

Force of Nature, 2020

Acrylic fluorescent acrylic and Roll-a-Tex on canvas
80 3/10 × 74 × 3 9/10 in
204 × 188 × 10 cm
.
Contact For Price
Location
Brussels, Knokke, Zaventem
Certificate
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