Artist(s): John Henderson
Opening / Event Date: 1 September, 2017
Closing / End Date: 11 November, 2017
Karin Weber Gallery is excited to announce the upcoming show ‘Surface and Beneath: Works by Peter Panyoczki,’ an introduction to the multi-facetted world of this talented artist who is adept at exploring complex themes of place and identity, as well as the origins and expression of life and nature. His toolkit for these explorations is immense: painting, sculpture and drawing meet photography, digital technology and installation, whilst the natural meets the man made. The show covers a range of works, including some works on paper and miniature paintings previously unseen in Asia.
‘Surface and Beneath’ is also designed to celebrate the Hong Kong launch of Panyoczki’s monograph of the same title, published in Switzerland and Germany in October 2016. The comprehensive, beautifully presented book covers Peter’s oeuvre for over the last decade, with article contributions by renowned artists and art historians from New Zealand, Switzerland and Germany. Signed copies, plus a special gift edition will be available through the gallery.
About the Artist:
A truly global citizen, Hungarian-born Peter Panyoczki emigrated to Switzerland with his family aged only four, in 1957. He studies and taught at the University of Zurich and Purdue University, Lafayette, IN, USA, as well as Rotterdam, Florence, and Vienna, before making his home in New Zealand in 1995. Now resident in Auckland and Switzerland, Peter continues to work and show in both countries. He is also the founder of the Kaipara Foundation, awarding residencies in Switzerland to New Zealand artists. Recent solo exhibitions include ‘Origins:’ New Works and Works in the Wallace Collection’ in Auckland, New Zealand, and a public kinetic installation in Emmen, Lucerne, Switzerland. This is Peter’s first solo show with Karin Weber Gallery. His works are in the collection of UBS, Credit Suiss, New Zealand Post, Swiss Embassy, Julius Baer and Utsunomiya Museum of Art – Nagako-cho in Tokyo.