the hyperreal paintings of denis peterson




Dust to Dust 39" x 39" Acrylics on canvas
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Denis Peterson started drawing at the age of four under the tutelage of his grandfather, a master fresco painter and close protégé of Claude Monet. Denis' art education eventually included painting and art restoration.

After graduating college with a BFA, Denis worked as a graphic illustrator at Exxon, producing art for the Chairman of the Board and 149 affiliate companies. While maintaining a painting studio, Denis restored Renaissance art for museums. He was later awarded a prestigious teaching fellowship at Pratt while attaining a Painting MFA.

Denis was one of the first Photorealists to emerge in New York. His large airbrushed figurative works, shown at at the Brooklyn Museum, were distinguished by "cropping" the picture frame as an aesthetic subversion of photography. It was a novel approach, now commonly employed by contemporary figurative painters.

Denis is widely acknowledged as the pioneer and primary architect of Hyperrealism, a splinter art movement which he founded on the aesthetic principles of Photorealism. His paintings are exhibited at public museums and commercial galleries throughout the US and Europe. Art history textbooks have recently memorialized "Dust to Dust" as a historically significant painting on a civilization of art timeline. He distinguished hyperrealism from photorealism making meticuolous changes to a work's depth of field, color, and composition in order to emphasize a socially conscious message about contemporary culture and politics.

A native New York artist, Denis paints fulltime in his studio, producing work in thematic series. His exquisite paintings are actively sought by prominent collectors and renowned art patrons worldwide.

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