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Marton Perlaki is a visual artist who works primarily in photography.

His practice narrows in on the minutiae of human nature – the personal, the emotional and the psychological grit so fundamental to who we are – to examine our shared experience anew. Through his lens, familiar scenes become at once intimate, bewildering, simple and absurd.

His experimental ideas are rooted in observation and often driven by character. In the studio he works across many different media, drawing, film and collage all cross-pollinating, to create a nuanced and always-evolving take on modern life.

Alongside his personal practice, Perlaki has shot fashion editorials for magazines including AnOther Magazine, Document, Fantastic Man, M le Monde, SSAW, T Magazine: The New York Times Style, Vogue and Vogue Italia. He was the Photo Director of the Hungarian biannual The Room between 2004—2014. His commercial clients include Adidas, Chloé, Dior, Helmut Lang, Isabel Marant, Louis Vuitton and The Row.

Perlaki was born in Budapest, Hungary. He is now based in London.

Education

2005–2011

University of Theatre and Film Studies, Budapest (HU), Cinematography MA

2001–2002

Bálint György Academy of Journalism, Budapest (HU), graduated as a photo journalist

Exhibitions

Solo Exhibitions

2016

Webber Gallery Space, London (UK) Solo Exhibition.

2016

Robert Capa Contemporary Photography Center, Budapest (HU), Solo Exhibition.

Group Exhibitions

2019

Peckham 24 ‘Dancing in Peckham’, in collaboration with Dorottya Vekony, London (UK).

2019

Beyond Fashion, curated by Nathalie Herschdorfer, Hong Kong (HK).

2017

Posturing: Photographing The Body In Fashion, curated by Shonagh Marshall and Holly Hay, London (UK).

2015–2016

FOAM Talent group exhibition Amsterdam (NL), Paris (FR), Brussels (BE), London (UK).

2015–2016

Taylor Wessing Photographic Prize Group Exhibition, National Portrait Gallery, London (UK).

2012

Brancolini Grimaldi Gallery, ‘There is something happening here’ group exhibition, London (UK).

2011

320° Nyaralò Mûvek / COULEUR LOCALE Hungarian contemporary artworks, Siofok (HU).

Art Fairs

2018

Photo London, Webber Gallery Space, London (UK).

2018

Unseen Photo Festival, Webber Gallery Space, Amsterdam (NL).

2017

Photo London, Webber Gallery Space, London (UK).

2007

Kieselbach auction house Budapest (HU) group exhibition.

Awards, nominations

2015

Foam Talent

2015

Paul Huff Award, shortlisted

Books

2017

Basic Angles, self published in 2017. Designed by Dorottya Vekony. Text by Judit Hevesi & Marton Perlaki. 20 pages, 297mm × 220mm. Hand stitched with 2 temporary tattoo inserts. Offset printing on recycled paper.

2016

Elemer, published in May 2016 by Loose Joints with a text by Stanley Wolukau-Wanambwa. 102 pages, 54 colour plates, 190mm × 230mm. Section sewn hardcover with coloured boards and silkscreen cover.

Press

In Print

2017

Posturing: Photographing The Body In Fashion, London (UK), interview by Shonagh Marshall.

2017

Unseen Magazine, Amsterdam (NL), interview by Maisie Skidmore.

2016

Fotòmûvèszet, Hungarian Photo Biannual, interview by Sandor Bakcsai.

2016

Creative Review Photography Annual, interview by Rachael Steven.

2016

British Journal of Photography, Ones to Watch issue, cover.

Commissioned

2016

True Photo Journal issue 2 Budapest portfolio, cover.

Digital

Contact

marton.perlaki@martonperlaki.com
@martonperlaki

Represented by Webber
chantal@webberrepresents.com
sian@webberrepresents.com

Webber Gallery
Dominic Bell, London
info@webber.gallery
+44 (0) 20 7439 0678

Website design
Studio Wan

Website build
Leonardo Amico

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