Cleon Peterson, ‘The judgement’, 2015, Ruttkowski;68
Cleon Peterson, ‘The judgement’, 2015, Ruttkowski;68
Cleon Peterson, ‘The judgement’, 2015, Ruttkowski;68
Cleon Peterson, ‘The judgement’, 2015, Ruttkowski;68

The life-sized sculpture shows two of Cleon’s most representative figures in this perpetual power struggle: Identical, and undistinguishable from one another but for their role of victor and victim in the depicted scene. It attracts and it disgusts; A gruesome tableau that instinctively repulses, presented in the guise of a powerful statue that demands worship. Not only because of its aesthetic qualities, but because it fuels our morbid fascination with the kind of cruelty that has become a mediatized spectacle.

Manufacturer: Case Studyo Belgium

About Cleon Peterson

With an aesthetic rooted in graphic design and a style reminiscent of Greco-Roman vases, Cleon Peterson’s art depicts a world in which deviance is the norm and violence, sex, and drugs bring a hollow pleasure. A former drug addict who initially struggled to recover, Peterson does not rely on symbolism or allusion, as many other artists do; instead he depicts a chaotic and chilling reality—police brutality, stabbings, and strangulation. Influenced by Leon Golub, Paul McCarthy, and Mike Kelley, Peterson portrays a world in which hostility and violence are rendered senseless and without context.

American, b. 1973, Seattle, Washington, based in Los Angeles, California

Solo Shows

2018
Los Angeles,
Blood & Soil
2016
Hong Kong,
INFLUENTIAL - GROUP SHOW
2015
Detroit,
"Poison" A Solo Exhibition By Cleon Peterson

Group Shows

2016
Detour Gallery, 
Red Bank, NJ, United States,
Culturedrone

Fair History on Artsy

2017
Over the Influence at KIAF 2017
2017
Over the Influence at Art Stage Singapore 2017