Peter Halley

Untitled (Blue Cell), 2000

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Lot 31
Acrylic paints on laser-printed paper
28.0 x 21.6 cm (11.0 x 8.5 in)


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This work on paper depicts the owing conduits and static cells that define Halley’s visual practice. The contained geometry of colour references the minimalism and controlled formalism that artists such as Josef Albers, Barnett Newman and Ad Reinhardt advanced. The composition depicts a diagram of our everyday experience of the contemporary urban environment, in which our social space is ever more divided and geometrised, but as individuals we remain connected via ‘conduits’ of information flows, roadways and electrical grids.

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About Peter Halley

Peter Halley (American, b. 1953) is best known for his large-scale installations and his smaller geometric works that explore the motif of prisons or cells through geometric figures. Inspired by Josef Albers’s “Interaction of Color” early in his career, Halley’s works often employ dynamic use of color theory in layered composition. His writings were the inspiration for the Neo-Geometric Conceptualists. The artist came to prominence in the 1980s, exhibiting at International with Monument and at the Sonnabend Gallery. His work is found in the collections of the Museum of Modern Art, Tate Gallery, and the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum.