Péter Mátyási (1982) was born in Budapest, where he lives and works. He graduated from the Hungarian University of Fine Art 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 also. 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.