Peter Tunney brings art and life to everything and everyone he encounters. His work probes our culture by mining images from newspapers, magazines, and art books and reinterpreting them through his own unique perspective. His recent works, where refreshingly optimistic phrases and quotes are colorfully painted over collaged headlines, serve as a subtle attack on our culture of fear and ennui. As our media sources relay stories of death, destruction, hysteria and greed, Peter whimsically overpowers them with his own headlines, such as “DON’T PANIC”, “BELIEVE”, “GRATITUDE” and “CHANGE THE WAY YOU SEE EVERYTHING”.
After having a career on Wall Street, Peter turned to art and opened his first gallery in New York in 1991. In 2010, he became the Wynwood Walls first tenant when he opened the Peter Tunney Experience gallery inside the Walls.