USA TODAY

ON RESERVE

Hyperreal painting USA Today Denis Peterson shown catalogued Pierre Bergé Paris France

 

  • Painting Series:
    The Wall
  • Media:
    Acrylics and Clay Pencils
  • Painting Method:
    Airbrush/Glazed Layers
  • Substrate:
    12"x12" Museum Panel
  • Signed Prints/Edition 100:
    35 Available
  • Past Exhibitions:
    Gallery, Traveling Museum Exhibition, Books, TV News

  • The story behind the image:

    An affluent businessman was seated five feet away on a traveling lounge chair reading the New York Times. I focused on this subject as it made for a tighter composition. The irony of the newspaper title and the recent state of a divided nation made for an iconic, if not, reflective painting.

    "Peterson's work addresses a sense of loss, pain/angst concerning our position in a culture dominated by corporate America. People are viewed (once again) as individuals, though caught in the overwhelming commodification of everything, some so completely lost, that they are no longer individuals."
    John Bittinger Klomp, "Denis Peterson - His Metamodernist/Hyperrealist Art

    Preparatory Drawings and Watercolors: AVAILABLE