CLEON PETERSON

Finding his roots in Greco-Roman vases, this enigmatic artistic figure perfectly interprets and embodies today’s chaos and darkness in a world where, for him, the political power is corrupted and criminals are in charge. The inhabitants of this unsettling scenery that he depicts are forced to take shelter in the only possible way to escape consisting of fleeting pleasures like violence, sex, drugs and religion.

Ethic is not part of Peterson’s idea of world and this factor leads his artworks to be deprived of a clear context. Having had a difficult life, full of obstacles like drug addiction and psychosis, Peterson’s art is deeply influenced by his personal incidents that shaped this anguished and profound artist.

The basic and almost primitive lines of the body figures he portraits are suitable for his intent of not distracting the viewer letting him immerse himself into the strength of the message that Peterson wants to convey.