Peter ERZVO Zvonar

He offers an escape route from the small box of the mind and everyday morals.

His work is Daring and Courageous. Its inspiring and offensive at the same time. Its everything we are but are afraid to confess. Its everything we love but were told to hate and feel ashamed about it. Is the wrong we wish to be right. The fantasy we wish to be real. Is the romantic pervert that lives inside of us in a prison. His work is offering the key to escape from this prison but the fools will never have the balls to unlock the gate.

Only with his courage and creativity.

ADVOCATE Magazine, USA

These photos are so good we almost can’t post them. You should see what we held back.

Slovakian photographer Peter Erzvo Zvonar dares to push boundaries of taste and sensibility in a conservative country and climate. He is big, dashing, and ridiculously sexy himself. (Guess which images here are his self-portraits.) He likes upending the limits of decorum and piety. Maybe we will get the nerve to show you his Christian images at some point. Wow.
Zvonar is to be admired for following his heart and a few other organs to create his images and expose the world to what turns him on. We should all be so open and transparent. And all of this is done with a wicked sense of humor. Even though his images can be controversial, he continues to garner awards and commendations as well as be included in dozens of international exhibitions.

Education:

Sarts and technology high school Bratislava (Slovakia), major restoration of art monuments
University of Education, Banská Bystrica, unfinished

Exhibitions:

2013, Ruzomberok, Slovakia
2014, Prague Barrandov
2016, Prague, The Millionaire Gallery
2016, Prague, Akta Erotika
2018, New York, Manhattan, Artifact Gallery

Publishing:

International magazines: The Standard magazine USA, DNA Australia, Dark Beauty Magazine, OK! Magazine, American Male Magazine, Beautiful Mag France, LUI magazine, Plus 7 dni magazine SK,  Gay Net Entertainment Art USA, Gaywoo USA,  etc
International Contemporary Artists volume X, I.C.A. Publishing, New York
Book “Svaty Pokoj” Jan Rejfek, Peter ERZVO Zvonar co-author
Book “Umriem od šťastia” autor Martina Kamensky, photo Peter ERZVO Zvonar
Limited book “Never Stop Believing” – collectible edition
Calendars for PPG DECO Czech & Slovakia 2010 – 2013
Calendar DREAMS 2016
Calendar WORKS 2017
Calendar Agricultural Cooperative in Sklabina 2018
Calendar SLOVAKIA by ERZVO 2018

Cooperation:

Getty Images Agency, Shutterstock, Istockphoto, Dreamstime
Czech singer icon Bára Basikova
Remake of photo  with Eva Máziková from the a cult Czechoslovak film “Pacho Hybský Zbojník”
PPG DECO SK & CZ premium brand Johnstone’s (UK), graphic
Peter Janík, an worldwide-awarded trendsetter & leader of the rarest collectable bespoke signature Haute Jewellery
Art1340 Gallery
Artifact Gallery, Manhattan, New York (Artcorp Inc)Art1340 Gallery
Matica slovenská, Slovakia

Global successes:

2017 – Finalist The Global Art Awards 17.11.17 Dubaj, Burjn Khalifa – Armani Hotel. Organised by the Middle East Art Collector Association (UAE) with associate The Wall Street Journal (USA), photo Jesus Christ with Coca Cola
2017 – Nominated 1340 ART  Gallery Italy
2017 – Finalist (3 photos) Photo Contest Bulgaria  FIAP, PSA, GPU, PCB
2017 – Nominated The 6th Annual One Eyeland Photography Awards 2017
2017 – I got an offer from a famous gallery in Manhattan, New York, ARTIFACT 84 Orchard Street
2017 – selection of 5 photos for ART EXPO New York 2018
2018 – My work sells 1340 Gallery (Italy)
2018 – Contract with Artifact Gallery, Manhattan, New York (Artcorp Inc). Solo Exhibition and extensive multimedia promotional campaing

2018 – offer from ART PRODUCTIONS NEW YORK

2018 – offer from Steiner Gallery Vienna

2018 – Solo Exhibition in Prague, gallery Pisecka brana, Prague, March 1 – 15, 2018 – stopped the week before the opening reception for censorship
2018 – Solo Exhibition Artifact Gallery, NYC (USA) April 4 – 22. 2018 

2018 – Museum Exhibition in South Korea
2018 – Monaco Yacht Show in Monte Carlo
2018 – Spectrum during Art Basel Miami
2019 – The Los Angeles Art Show

2018 – Invitation to XIIth FLORENCE BIENNALE, 2019

2018 – Invitation to AMSTERDAM WHITNEY INTERNATIONAL FINE ART, INC., a premier, museum-forum gallery, also known as “the most beautiful gallery in Chelsea, NYC”

2018 – Finalist Artavita Online Art Conest, USA

2018 – Exhibition “Čo je to za veselie” Slovakia

“The art has to be controversial. All great works of art which were supertemporal were always outside of majority’s understanding. The art should be stirring. It’s a kind of rebellion that comes from the heart and soul of the artist. When I create art I don’t think about the consequences of it, but the specific message of the piece, how I captured the story and it doesn’t matter if it’s a romantic story, story of one person, terrifying story or whether it shows ones hidden desires and urges. I like to portray these in particular. Maybe that’s why there is a lot of sexuality in my artwork as well as Christian symbolism. That’s why I am not as popular in my homeland Slovakia which has a very traditional Christian society. I also believe it’s because of my attitude to life and my openness.”

Please feel free to contact me if you need any information (cooperation, exibitions, buy gallery prints, books etc)

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"I believe in love and consider it a natural phenomenon, in second place right after life."
Dončova 9, 03401 Ružomberok Slovak Republik