Peter Panyoczki is a highly regarded mixed media artist, working in a hybrid of forms and mediums including painting, sculpture, installation, photography and digital technology. Panyoczki belongs to the 1980s generation of artists who polemically rejected conceptual art, yet did not simply return to figurative art, instead having a conceptual interest in the question of art as a medium.
A common feature in Panyoczki’s works is the presence of texture, be it actual surface texture or the representation thereof in photographic media. The textured surfaces are evocative, forming notions of one’s past and inner self, or that which has been buried and forgotten.
Today Panyoczki lives between New Zealand and Switzerland – he is permanently on the move and this is reflected in his work. In October 2018 Panyoczki completed a three month residency in Vladivostok, Russia.