Peter Weiler

 

I am a Hungarian multimedia artist working primarily with digital tools. Coming from a family of architects my main focus is the human psyche in the built modern urban environment. With subtle humor I create flash snapshots of the contemporary challenges blending street philosophy and graffiti quirkiness.

My colorful works deal with political and emotional aspects of life in Hungary. Deep rooted melancholy for loss of time and changing cultural scenery that is apparent in design, architecture and the human interaction. I often blend art history and the contemporary art scene of Budapest and New York in my themes. Juxtaposing the banality of modern city life with the privileges and comfort of our society.

Growing up in the 1970-ies in communist Hungary, I lived in a totalitarian anti-democratic era till the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1989. I find a strange parallel pattern to those dark times how in Hungary, Poland, UK and in the US political power is now often abused to silence and brainwash the individual. It is often banal how old communist tactics misfire as if social media didn’t exist and the government wanted to control all channels of media and our thought. Banal and tragic that history tries to repeat itself in such short cycles. Gaining freedom in 1989 in a relative short time forever changed that generation in Eastern Europe. Now gradually loosing that freedom is a central topics to me. I am redrawing the communist dictatorship’s haunting images in today’s contemporary society. I am blending historical figures and facts with my imagination.

Within the digital realm I am working with stylus hand-drawn images printed with giclée technology on canvas, paper and plexiglass. These cartoonish narrative scenes play with infinite space and color variations placing the human in the focus. Unknown people to well-known historical figures take central roles on my pictures.

I use photography as a foundation of my research and image building. In my studio personal or iconic historic photographs are recolored, redrawn and turned into super flat surfaces.

I seek interaction on the streets and frequently organize performances that reflect on social issues. At the time Hungary started to build the Southern border fence in the height of the migration crisis in 2015 I introduced my Personal border protection device to the country. It was a barbed wire one-man mobile cage I walked around in the railway station where the temporary refugee shelter was set-up. The performance has received international critical acclaim.

I graduated from The Art Institute of Philadelphia in 1996 and after spending two years in the USA I moved back to Budapest, where I currently work. I have joined the MFA – Art practice program of School of Visual Arts in New York in 2019.

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Date of birth: 1974. február 9.

Education:
– The Art Institute of Philadelphia
– International Business School – Budapest

Group shows:
1999 Young Art San Diego, USA
2015 Budapest Essence – Telep Gallery

One man shows:
1993 BUNGEE JUMPING – Blitz Galéria Budapest
1995 MODERN TELEVISION – Blitz Galéria Budapest
1996 PREMIER – Blitz Galéria Budapest
1998 SCOPE – Magángyűjtők Galériája Budapest
2001 O2 – Ernst Múzeum Dorottya Galéria Budapest
2009 THE JAMES DEAN RIPORT
2009 HOTEL 21
2010 ELVIS IN BUDAPEST – posters on bicycle courriers
2011 BLOCK HOUSE WILDERNESS – Tranzit
2011 RÉZ + WEILER – Doboz
2012 APRÉS SKI – Design Terminál Budapest
2012 MOSOLYOGJ HANGOSAN – for the homeless
2013 7 SINS SKATE BOARDS & ART – Design Terminál terasz
2013 AFTER WORK – Buddha Bar Hotel interior commission
2014 ROUTE ’71 – Köveskál Buszterminál – Balaton Sound – Strand Fesztivál
2014 KISS*** KISS*** – DESIGN WEEK – Budapest – Pécs + MAGMA
2015 Charter ride – Art Placc Tihany
2016 Absolut Weiler – Secret Room
2016 Pop New York – Godot Gallery
2017 Don’t come tomorrow – Andrássy 66
2017 Greetings from Aliga – Godot
2018 drMáriás / edZámbó / Felugossy / Weiler traveling exhibition – Picnic gallery
2019 American graffiti – The Studios
2019 Self portrait with Trianon / drMáriás + Weiler show organized by Kieselbach Gallery

Contact me on facebook or through the e-mail in the footer.

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Weiler Péter
Születési idő: 1974. február 9.

Iskolák:
– The Art Institute of Philadelphia
– International Business School – Budapest

Csoportos kiállítás:
1999 Young Art San Diego, USA
2015 Budapest Essence – Telep Galéria

Önálló kiállítás:
1993 BUNGEE JUMPING – Blitz Galéria Budapest
1995 MODERN TELEVISION – Blitz Galéria Budapest
1996 PREMIER – Blitz Galéria Budapest
1998 SCOPE – Magángyűjtők Galériája Budapest
2001 O2 – Ernst Múzeum Dorottya Galéria Budapest
2009 THE JAMES DEAN RIPORT
2009 HOTEL 21
2010 ELVIS IN BUDAPEST – posters on bicycle courriers
2011 BLOCK HOUSE WILDERNESS – Tranzit
2011 RÉZ + WEILER – Doboz
2012 APRÉS SKI – Design Terminál Budapest
2012 MOSOLYOGJ HANGOSAN – for the homeless
2013 7 SINS SKATE BOARDS & ART – Design Terminál terasz
2013 AFTER WORK – Buddha Bar Hotel interior commission
2014 ROUTE ’71 – Köveskál Buszterminál – Balaton Sound – Strand Fesztivál
2014 KISS*** KISS*** – DESIGN WEEK – Budapest + Pécs + MAGMA
2015 Különjárat – Art Placc Tihany
2016 Absolut Weiler – Secret Room
2016 Pop New York – Godot Gallery
2017 Holnap ne gyere – Andrássy 66
2017 Üdvözlet Aligáról – Godot Gallery
2018 drMáriás / edZámbó / Felugossy / Weiler utazó kiállítás – Picnic gallery
2019 American graffiti /The Studios
2019 Önarckép Trianonnal / drMáriás + Weiler –  Kieselbach Galéria szervezésében a The Studios-ban

Lépjen velem kapcsolatba facebook-on vagy a láblécben található e-mail címen.

Privát gyűjteményekben képek:

Barabási Albert László
Kieselbach Tamás
Kováts Lajos
Völgyi Miklós

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Fotó: Furulyás Krisztina