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Cleon Peterson’s Social Strata

February 17, 2017
Cleon Peterson Trump, 2017 27-1/2 x 36 inches $150 (Available at: http://cleonpeterson.bigcartel.com)

Cleon Peterson
Trump, 2017
27-1/2 x 36 inches
[sold out]

Cleon Peterson Rule of Law 120 x 24 inches

Cleon Peterson
Rule of Law
120 x 24 inches

Cleon Peterson The Practice of Masters 14 x 20 inches

Cleon Peterson
The Practice of Masters
14 x 20 inches

Cleon Peterson Power 90 x 90 inches

Cleon Peterson
Power
90 x 90 inches

Cleon Peterson Glory 150 x 90 inches

Cleon Peterson
Glory
150 x 90 inches

Cleon Peterson Power 90 x 90 inches

Cleon Peterson
Power
90 x 90 inches

Cleon Peterson The Light Bearer 18 x 24 inches

Cleon Peterson
The Light Bearer
18 x 24 inches

Cleon Peterson Eye For Eye 8.5 x 12 inches

Cleon Peterson
Eye For Eye
8.5 x 12 inches

Cleon Peterson We Become What We Are 48 x 48 inches

Cleon Peterson
We Become What We Are
48 x 48 inches

Cleon Peterson The Practice of Masters 60 x 60 inches

Cleon Peterson
The Practice of Masters
60 x 60 inches

Cleon Peterson A Balance of Terror 84 x 168 inches

Cleon Peterson
A Balance of Terror
84 x 168 inches

Cleon Peterson Let's Start War, 2015

Cleon Peterson
Let’s Start War, 2015

Cleon Peterson VICTORY 2017

Cleon Peterson
VICTORY
2017

Cleon Peterson VICTORY 2017

Cleon Peterson
VICTORY
2017

Cleon Peterson VICTORY 2017

Cleon Peterson
VICTORY
2017

Cleon Peterson VICTORY Arrested Motion, 2017

Cleon Peterson
VICTORY
Arrested Motion, 2017

Cleon Peterson Eiffel Tower, Paris, 2016

Cleon Peterson
Eiffel Tower, Paris, 2016

Cleon Peterson Mural, Gilman Barracks, Singapore, 2016

Cleon Peterson
Mural, Gilman Barracks, Singapore, 2016

Cleon Peterson Eiffel Tower, Paris, 2016

Cleon Peterson
Eiffel Tower, Paris, 2016

Cleon Peterson and MODERNICA Limited edition daybed (http://modernica.net)

Cleon Peterson and MODERNICA
Limited edition daybed
(http://modernica.net)

Cleon Peterson and Shepard Fairey Scales of Injustice 10 x 13 inches, hand-deckled edges Signed and numbered limited edition of 300 $95 (http://store.subliminalprojects.com)

Cleon Peterson and Shepard Fairey
Scales of Injustice
10 x 13 inches, hand-deckled edges
Signed and numbered
limited edition of 300 [sold out]

Cleon Peterson Kunstenfestival Watou [Watou Art Festival], 2016

Cleon Peterson
Kunstenfestival Watou [Watou Art Festival], 2016

Cleon Peterson Batman v Superman

Cleon Peterson Batman v Superman

If the best art is born of struggle, then Los Angeles-based artist Cleon Peterson‘s work must surely be at the top. Peterson, who battled prolonged drug addiction, has experienced what it means to be at the bottom of the societal ladder. And, it is this viseral and real understanding of the extremes of the strata of life that fuels his unvarnished exploration of the world.

Part Greco-Roman vase and modern graphic design, the Cranbrook graduate has exploded internationally in the last several years, mounting shows around the world. February 18 will finish a show for top French fashion house Agnes B in their gallery in Paris.

Peterson’s art depicts a world in which deviance is the norm and violence, sex, and drugs bring a hollow pleasure. His work, while consistent, manifests in sculpture, fabric, murals, plates, ceramics, installations and traditional 2-D canvases.

Of his Agnes B show, VICTORY, Peterson had this to say, “This show explores the hedonistic triumphs of those who recognize themselves as victorious in the unfolding mirror of history. Their right to pleasure hinges on their projection of pain onto the unvictorious other. This often expresses itself in pleasure derived from the misfortune of the defeated. As the winners display their hubris and take their trophies the losers are left insignificant and marginalized. VICTORY explores one mans victory over another, what that victory looks like and the result that victory has on the losers.”


About the author: Bill Indursky
Bill Indursky is an architect, trend expert, and digital entrepreneur. He is the former founder of V&M (Vintage & Modern (2006-2013)) and the current founder of Design Life Network (DLN). DLN is a MAGAZINE + DESIGN AGENCY + MARKETPLACE + TV CHANNEL promoting inspiring design of all eras online and on TV.

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