PAINTINGS

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  • THE WALL
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  • GOOD TIMES
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BIOGRAPHY

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    Hyperreal painting Too Much of Nothing by artist Peterson

    Denis Peterson earned a Painting MFA at Pratt Institute where he was awarded a Teaching Fellowship. He taught lifesize figure drawing at Pratt and exhibited his early New Realist paintings in New York City while restoring 16th and 17th Century Flemish museum pieces. One of the first Photorealists to emerge in New York, Peterson introduced a revolutionary painting methodology in his work: airbrushing polymers. His groundbreaking figurative paintings were exhibited in a premier Photorealist exhibition at the Brooklyn Museum.

    Peterson later pioneered Hyperrealism, a splinter art movement derived from Photorealism which had routinely idealized and objectified cultural icons in detached banal frameworks. Based on the literary works of Baudrillard, he coined this new painting genre Hyperrealism whilst abandoning Photorealism's more traditional aesthetic conventions. Subliminal alternate realities coalesced into contemporary cultures and were boldly launched in his new body of work.

    It is not only the hierarchy of the arts this artist intends to upset, but real social paradigms. The fundamental component is not necessarily the painting subject, but man's proximity to it. His collective body of work centers on the indefatigable human spirit. A radical painter, Peterson's compelling virtuosity addresses the timeless human condition with precision and dignity.

    Painters like Estes, Peterson, Flack, and Close often worked from photographic stills to create paintings that appeared to be photographs. Peterson's work conveys a sense of inwardness and refective self-consciousness, differs from the idealizing, more deadpan aspect of figures in Photorealism who appear either fetishistic or as mere individuals in the urban scene. They are simply deserving of having their likenesses recorded as any famous persons, and more importantly, of having their humanity recognized.

    These socially conscious paintings are the products of an extraordinary labor of compassion. Peterson's revolutionary works have been lauded by museums, galleries and renowned art collectors in New York, Los Angeles, Brussels, Zürich, Moscow, Paris, Milan, Como and London.

    SOURCES:

    Art the Whole Story Thames & Hudson Publishers 40,000 Years of Creativity Rizzoli Publishing Denis Peterson Wikipedia Artists of Photorealism Art Story 20th Century Culture Edinburgh Press Hyperrealism Wikipedia Photorealism Wikipedia Pierre Bergé Associés Art Auctions




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Peterson with large airbrushed painting



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