Cleon Peterson, ‘Trump’, 2017, Julien's Auctions
Cleon Peterson, ‘Trump’, 2017, Julien's Auctions
Cleon Peterson, ‘Trump’, 2017, Julien's Auctions
Cleon Peterson, ‘Trump’, 2017, Julien's Auctions
Cleon Peterson, ‘Trump’, 2017, Julien's Auctions
Cleon Peterson, ‘Trump’, 2017, Julien's Auctions

Unframed: 36 x 27 1/2 in. (each)

Signature: Signed and dated in pencil lower right (each) and numbered in pencil lower left 16/175 (each)

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

2015
Detroit,
"Poison" A Solo Exhibition By Cleon Peterson