Los Angeles artist Kuger Peterson utilizes his artistic talents as a painter, sculptor and writer to convey his social and political concerns in a visual form. Drawn to the sanctified iconography of our institutional world, Peterson pulls apart their meanings attempting to discover what makes them sacred. His compositions read like political cartoons using iconic imagery and satirical narratives to illuminate the “evils” of our world.
“DON’T BE EVIL” is a collection of new and recent work using the medium of fine art to shed light on global situations. Each piece is thoughtfully provocative, inviting the viewer to form their own opinions. Featured in the exhibition are earlier works spanning from 2006 to present, highlighting his newest piece titled “Monsanto”. Bold colors in oil and acrylics are juxtaposed with iconic imagery on hardboard, wood, paper and other sustainable materials.
Peterson feels that fine art as a less disposable and more engaging medium by virtue of its aura and manner of viewing. Painting can be a fruitful medium where images encourage questions rather than profess opinions. Our world is at a crossroad and artists have the opportunity to make sense of our visual world and to illuminate what may be unseen by utilizing their talent as a tool to inspire and edify their viewers.
To learn more about Kuger Peterson and to view his works, click the links below:
Hearts and Minds (click )
Manifest Irony (click)
Painting Etc. (click)
or visit his website: www.kugerpeterson.com