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About Peter Horvath

Born:

1961 in Canada

Lives and Works:

Toronto, Canada

About the artist

Peter Horvath is a Canadian artist who works in an array of new media art forms - primarily film and photography. By drawing upon his archive of mid-20th century reference material, Peter focuses on the deconstruction and recontextualisation of imagery through collage techniques. The artist uses juxtaposition, scale and saturated colour to produce surreal and sometimes humorous re-workings.

Peter attended the Emily Carr University of Art and Design in Vancouver and has since exhibited extensively, both in Canada and internationally, and is a 2018 Rise Art Prize Finalist.

Exhibitions of the artist’s work include shows at the Whitney Museum of American Art's Artport, Museo Tamayo Arte Contemporáneo, Mexico City and the Musée National des Beaux-Arts du Québec. His work is now held in numerous permanent collections internationally.

Need to know

  • Peter uses new media art forms to create surreal pieces with a touch of humour.
  • Recent exhibitions of the artist’s work include shows at the Whitney Museum of American Art, Museo Tamayo Arte Contemporáneo, Mexico City and the Musée National des Beaux-Arts du Québec.
Susanna Rosenstock

Rise Art Prize Judge Susanna Rosenstock says:

"Peter’s work is firmly rooted within the tradition of 20th Century collage and surrealism, in the vein of Marcel Duchamp, while remaining fresh and original. His careful use of saturated and technicolor elements supports his use of 20th Century Hollywood and political icons that are re-presented to provide for multiple readings."

Peter Horvath

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