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Peter Horvath
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advertising museum posters youth


beige black blue brown gold green grey orange pink purple red turquoise white yellow


annual report business corporate financial money


branding conceptual constructivist customisation


editorial health illustrative journalism lifestyle magazine cover


adult fiction book covers book jackets non fiction publishing


City airplanes animals astronaut award balloons beauty birds body books boy buildings cars celebration celebrity children cityscapes clouds computers consumerism dreams drugs education environment eyes faces family fantasy fashion feminism film floral food & drink fruit gangs guns hands health history holiday housing industrial landmark landscape los angeles love machinery medicine men military money moon mountains music nature numbers people places political portrait putin race rainbow reality tv relationships religion romance science seascape sex skies smoke social media space sport summer tattoo technology telecommunications theatre tourism transport travel trees war weather women

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40's 50's abstract architectural collage digital figurative mixed media montage papercut photo illustration photo real photographic pin up pop psychedelic retro sci-fi surreal vintage


Peter Horvath, born of Hungarian descent into a lineage of photographers, began taking pictures at age 6. After spending his formative years inhaling darkroom fumes, he worked as a stills photographer until he discovered computers in 1995 when a friend gave him a Macintosh Plus. Shortly thereafter, he happened across the work of Dadaists John Heartfield and Hannah Hoch, whose work exposed him to the world of photo-montage. He has since produced digital collage works exploring narrative, abstraction, and the hypnagogic, and continues to push the boundaries of convention, displacing the familiar and nostalgic with unique, surreal touches. Peter’s ability to master bold compositions that convey complex concepts is what makes his work stand out. His impactful images make him a natural choice for the nuances of editorial work, and the call-to-action needs of advertising. His work is featured in the newly published book from Die Gestalten, "Illusive - Contemporary Illustration", as well as an upcoming book on collage.

Previous commercial clients include Vanity Fair, The Economist's Intelligent Life Magazine, AMEX, The Washington Post, The Smithsonian Magazine, Billboard Magazine, The Atlantic Monthly, Wired Magazine, Entertainment Weekly, The Wall Street Journal, Forbes Magazine, The Village Voice, Variety, Scientific American Mind Magazine, New York Times, The L.A. Times and L.A Weekly among others.

Peter has been awarded numerous grants from The Canada Council for the Arts for his new media work, and is the recipient of commissions from Rhizome.org at The New Museum, NYC (2005) and Turbulence.org New Radio and Performing Arts, Boston (2004). He has exhibited in museums and galleries across the globe including the Whitney Museum Of American Art‘s Artport (NYC), Museo Tamayo Arte Contemporaneo (Mexico City), the Musee national des beaux-arts du Quebec (Quebec City, Canada) and FILE Electronic Language International Festival (Sao Paulo, Brazil).

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