Galerie Thomas Modern has been working together with Peter Halley for many years - since 2011 we are exclusively representing the American artist in Germany.
In 2017, Galerie Thomas Modern published an edition with Peter Halley titled "Explosion".
Here, the 'Exploding Cell' motif - one of the recurring basic elements of Halley’s visual language – is shown against a glossy silver background. In a very small edition of only 16 prints – all hand-signed, dated and numbered by the artist, the works are remarkable for their special, sophisticated printing technique and the high-quality presentation. "Explosion" is available exclusively from Galerie Thomas Modern.
With regard to form and content, the 'Exploding Cell' stands in an apparent contradiction to the geometrically governed compositions of Peter Halley’s paintings. The chaotic-expressive energy erupting from these vibrant images is in complete opposition to the strictly delimited, rectangular colour planes of the cells, prisons and conduits that make up his paintings.
Peter Halley, The Schirn Ring, Schirn Kunsthalle 2016, © Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt, 2016
Foto: Norbert Miguletz, © Galerie Thomas Modern 2017