Péter Mátyási

Péter Mátyási (1982) was born in Budapest, where he lives and works. He graduated from the Hungarian University of Fine Arts in 2009 as a painter after having finished a year at the Chelsea College of Art and Design in London. He has had solo and group shows in Hungary as well as internationally. He participated at top international art fairs such as the Armory Show in New York, Art Brussels and Artissima in Turin. In 2013 he won the Contemporary Pastel Prize and in 2016 he received the Pastel Society’s award and the grant prize of the Graphic Triennial of Salgótarján.

 

‘My works are focused on everyday concepts like personal and collective memory, memento, amazement, nature and culture. I try to interpret the meeting points of similar, often random life events through an architectural way of thinking with the tools of fine art. It is a conscious process which still has many improvised moments mainly because of unpredictable events that put the conceptual ideas into a new light. I regularly use materials that are typically not considered traditional in fine arts. The recent years my focus turned to the relationship between humankind and nature.’

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Péter Mátyási: Bikas
2015, plywood, pastel, graphite on vellum erased with a rubber
100x120 cm

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Péter Mátyási: Untitled 1012
2015, pastel, graphite, foil, rubber
22x16 cm

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Péter Mátyási: Untitled 1014
2014, pastel, graphite, foil, rubber (in private collection)
22x16 cm

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Péter Mátyási: Untitled 00383
2013, charcoal, graphite, eraser, film
90x55 cm

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Péter Mátyási: Untitled 00386
2013, pastel, film
90x132 cm

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Péter Mátyási: Untitled 00381
2013, graphite, film
90x105 cm

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Péter Mátyási: Untitled 00373 
2013, acrile, wood fiber
80x60 cm

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Péter Mátyási: Untitled 00350
2012, acrile-canvas
118x198 cm