DENIS PETERSON

Excerpted from Wikipedia and two art history textbooks designating Peterson's work a historical landmark: Art the Whole Story and From Cave Painting to Street Art.

"Denis Peterson's paintings have shown at Butler Institute of American Art, Whitney, Smithsonian, Tate Modern, Brooklyn Museum, Corcoran MPA, and Springville Museum. Peterson taught drawing at LI University, State University NY and Pratt, where he attained an MFA in Painting and Art History. While exhibiting in New York, he restored Renaissance paintings for public museums and art collections.

One of the first Photorealists to emerge in New York, Peterson is widely regarded as an early architect of Hyperrealism, a counter-culture splinter art movement founded on the aesthetic principles of Photorealism, but without its traditional conventions. Peterson set out to distinguish Hyperrealism from Photorealism; making meticulous alterations in depth of field, color and composition to emphasize dynamic visual messages about contemporary culture. Photorealism idealized and often fetishized a detached framework of banal urban decadence while Peterson's engaging Hyperrealism illuminated its mass consumerism, systemic classism and cultural decadence.

His socially conscious works are the products of an extraordinary labor of compassion, known for their signature nuances: altered depths of field, subtle color transitions, illusional perspectives and spatially complex compositions. A radical painter, Peterson's compelling virtuosity addresses the human condition with precision and dignity."

PAINTINGS

• SELECTED WORKS •

OTHER WORKS ARE AVAILABLE
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MEDIA QUOTES

Peterson with a large painting

REPRESENTATION


THOMAS PAUL FINE ART

Hollywood, CA

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PERSTERER GALLERY

Zürich, Switzerland

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NYC and East Hampton NY

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212 355 1538

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