Cleon Peterson in Detroit
Cleon Peterson is widely recognized for his mesmerizing aesthetics. The worlds he builds are situated in imagery which evokes strong emotions and this is something the artist achieves through a particular methodology. Peterson’s artwork addresses themes such as violence and aggression through a practically perfect balance of shape and color. What is more, the artist’s conviction is that contemporary art needs to be rooted in social commentary, not simply a matter of beauty and style. The work of Cleon Peterson represents an equal devotion to public space creative work as well as canvas and paper. This is something the public could have witnessed during the summer and Peterson’s collaboration with Shepard Fairey (read more in our post The Provocateurs). To find out more about the work of this artist, read the highlights from a recent interview. In the meantime, check out Cleon Peterson’s new work in Detroit…
Library Street Collective
Library Street Collective is set on a mission to show the world what does it mean to be devoted to street art and urban interventions of various sorts. The gallery wants to share and present inspiring and significant artists and art available today. Apart from urban, Library Street Collective focuses on contemporary fine art, especially when it comes to artists who developed (and/or are developing) their skills in public spaces. Widewalls community perhaps remembers them by last year’s The Z Project (read our article on this topic – Introducing The Z Project by Detroit’s Library Street Art Collective). They are continuing on the path of devotion to urban space and contemporary art through a collaboration with Cleon Peterson…
Mural and Prints
Cleon Peterson and Library Street Collective are responsible for the new mural in Detroit which reflects the unique expression of the artist and imposes itself in urban space in order to stimulate the viewer by the power of thought-provoking imagery. In addition, the mural is accompanied by a set of hand painted multiples by Peterson. Each piece of the edition is on heavy Arches paper that has been hand deckled, painted, numbered and signed by the artist. Enjoy the inspiring new body of work by Cleon Peterson.