Peter Madden graduated MFA from the University of Auckland, School of Fine Arts in 2002 and currently lives and works in Auckland. He creates sculptural installations and collages from flat images – from encyclopaedias, books, advertisements and magazines – which he often refashions into spiralling three-dimensional constructions. “Not since van Gogh lopped off his ear has an artist’s knife been put to such good use” – Tessa Laird. Madden’s works manage to be at once morbid and abundant, rotting and blooming, creepy and fey. Madden’s work is represented in the collections of the Auckland Art Gallery and Queensland Art Gallery amongst others.
Madden has created the ‘Museum of Creep’ for A Different View. He is represented by Ryan Renshaw, Brisbane, Australia and Ivan Anthony Gallery, Auckland New Zealand. PETER MADDEN, a 96-page monograph published in 2011 by The Institute of Modern Art, Brisbane surveys Madden’s work of the last ten yearsand can be ourchased from Ivan Anthony Gallery.