• medium Acrylic on wood
  • edition 1
  • size 60.00w x 19.00h in
  • created 2016
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COA: This work comes with a Certificate of Authenticity from West Chelsea Contemporary.
Additional Information:Analytically informed by Carl Jung’s concept of the shadow, in which the deeper dark sides of a personality become evident through projection onto others or events, Los Angeles-based Cleon Peterson addresses the broad undercurrents of chaos, power struggle, and complex violence in his formally graphic works. Here exemplifying his deeply rooted connection to baroque, rococo, and ancient historical canons, a group of women and men emerge into a night clashing with figures in uniform with formal density akin to Caravaggio or Goya. With auras of blood and kinetic energy linked to renderings of biblical, everyday, or political scenes by both masters, the composition in stark red and black questions the objectivity of victim and villain.