Cleon Peterson USA, b. 1973
LA-based artist Cleon Peterson has an aesthetic deeply rooted in Western cultural history, from the classic Greco-Roman vases depicting warriors and battles, to the marvelous decapitation paintings of Caravaggio and violent masterpieces of Goya. His art depicts a world in which deviance is the norm and violence, sex, and drugs bring a hollow pleasure. The imagery has a strong graphic quality. Peterson does not rely on symbolism or allusion, as many other artists do; instead he depicts a chaotic and chilling reality— police brutality, stabbings, and strangulation. Peterson portrays a world in which hostility and violence are rendered senseless and without context. His figures - often seen clashing - symbolise a struggle between power and submission in the fluctuating structures of contemporary society.
Cleon PetersonLekythos, 2018Screenprint on 290gsm Coventry rag paper with deckled edges25 x 46 cmEdition of 150
Cleon PetersonAmphora, 2018Screenprint on 290gsm Coventry rag paper with deckled edges46 x 61 cmEdition of 150
Cleon PetersonAryballos , 2018Screenprint on 290gsm Coventry rag paper with deckled edges40.5 x 40.5 cmEdition of 150
Lasting ImpressionsDellasposa Gallery presents original limited edition prints by Pablo Picasso, Robert Motherwell, Damien Hirst, Gerhard Richter, Bridget Riley, Anish Kapoor, Hiroshi Sugimoto, John Stezaker, Zhang Xiaogang, Darren Coffield, Dean + James, Ben Eine, Shepard Fairey, Cleon Peterson and Daniel Arsham.