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 fairs such as the Armory Show, Art Brussels and Artissima. The untraditional materials he adopts in his artworks give a unique character to his pieces; let it be everyday props turned into light boxes or graphite, pastel and charcoal drawings. 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.

He has recently been working with a unique technique using special materials. He creates his architectural images on drafting film with the use of a pastel graphite and  rubber. The size and shade of the foil resemble filmstrips, which adds a personal perspective to his works and evokes ideas that belong to collective memory.

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Péter Mátyási: Untitled 00431 Water tower of Stalinvaros
2015, pastel on vellum, erased with a rubber, streched on frame
60x40 cm

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Péter Mátyási: Untitled 00430 (Forge of Diósgyőr)
2015, pastel on vellum erased with a rubber
60x40 cm

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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 00415 (SZGYH) 
2015, pastel, graphite, foil, rubber
40x50 cm

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Péter Mátyási: Giblaltar I.
2015, pastel on vellum erased with a rubber, stretched on a frame
90x70 cm

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

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Péter Mátyási: Untitled 00401 
2014, graphite, pastel, eraser, foil (in private collection)
40x40 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 00400 
2014, graphite, pastel, eraser, foil (in private collection)
40x40 cm

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Péter Mátyási: Untitled 00402 
2014, graphite, pastel, eraser, foil (in private collection)
40x40 cm

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Péter Mátyási: Untitled 00403 
2014, pastel, graphite, foil, rubber (in private collection)
40x40 cm

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Péter Mátyási: BPE
2014, graphite, pastel, foil
110x80 cm

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Péter Mátyási: Untitled 00413  
2014,pastel, graphite, foil, rubber (in private collection)
40x60 cm

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Péter Mátyási: Untitled 00411
2014, pastel, graphite, foil, rubber (in private collection)
40x30 cm

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Péter Mátyási: Untitled 00412
2014, pastel, graphite, foil, rubber (in private collection)
40x30 cm

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Péter Mátyási: Untitled 00414
2014, pastel, graphite, foil, rubber
30x40 cm

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Péter Mátyási: Untitled 4000 (Spike Hall)  
2014, pastel, graphite, foil, rubber (in private collection)
70x90 cm

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Péter Mátyási: Untitled 20340 (DVSC)
2014, pastel, graphite, foil, rubber (in private collection)
70x90 cm

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Péter Mátyási: Untitled 5500 (Stadium of Győr) 
2014, pastel, graphite, foil, rubber (in private collection)
70x90 cm

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Péter Mátyási: Untitled23700 (FTC) 
2014, pastel, graphite, foil, rubber
70x90 cm

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Péter Mátyási: Untitled 391 
2014, pastel, foil (in private collection)
115x80 cm

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

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Péter Mátyási: Untitled 393
2013, pastel, graphite, eraser, film (in private collection)
40x40 cm

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Péter Mátyási: Untitled 395 
2013, pastel, graphite, eraser, film (in private collection)
40x40 cm

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

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Péter Mátyási: Untitled 00389 
2013, pastel, film (in private collection)
80x116 cm

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

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Péter Mátyási: Untitled 00387
2013, pastel, film,
90x106 cm

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Péter Mátyási: Untitled 00370 
2013, acrile, wood fiber
80x60 cm

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

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Péter Mátyási: Untitled 00351
2012, mixed technique, canvas (in private collection)
70x70 cm

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