Friday, December 24, 2010
Artist Kevin Peterson Wins BEST OF SHOW at Bayou City Arts Fesitval 2010
We're so happy for Kevin Peterson, a featured Houston artist at Wonderwild since Day One. Everyone at Wonderwild has been so enamored with his artwork (the term obsessed is more like it!). You can find more about Kevin here.
Here's what Kevin has to say about his own work:
My work is about the varied journeys we take through life. It's about growing up and living in a world that is broken. These paintings are about trauma, fear and loneliness and the strength that it takes to survive and thrive. They each contain the contrast of the untainted, young and innocent against a backdrop of a worn, ragged, and defiled world. Support versus restraint, bondage versus freedom, and tension versus slack are all themes that I often visit. My work deals with isolation, loneliness and longing teamed with a level of optimistic hope. Issues of race and the division of wealth have arisen in my recent work. This work deals with the idea of rigid boundaries, the hopeful breakdown of such restrictions, as well as questions about the forces that orchestrate our behavior.