Nine Prisons, 2006
Acrylic on canvas
183 × 274 cm
Halley has developed a distinctive aesthetic language that includes several basic geometric forms. One of these forms is ‘prisons’, a metaphor for modern isolation.
“I began to think of the prison cell as an analogy for urban life. The story behind my work is that I believe that people have become more and more physically isolated, and more and more dependent on electronic communication to connect.” – Peter Halley
“Peter Halley”, Gary Tatintsian Gallery, Gary Tatintsian Gallery, Moscow, 2006.
“Peter Halley”, Gary Tatintsian Gallery, Gary Tatintsian Gallery, Moscow, 2006. p. 28-29.