Details:

In this double-sided painting, the artist’s bold use of color and shape is most reminiscent of the French Post-Impressionists. Peter’s sensual and emotional work has a Paul Gauguin-style primitiveness to his art, where the quotidian and the natural get fused with an almost dreamlike sense of the fantastic.
Unframed
Signed on bottom
Available until 3:00 PM, Jul 11, 2024.

① Artwork:

Night and day (Nessie)

In this double-sided painting, the artist’s bold use of color and shape is most reminiscent of the French Post-Impressionists. Peter’s sensual and emotional work has a Paul Gauguin-style primitiveness to his art, where the quotidian and the natural get fused with an almost dreamlike sense of the fantastic.

Through his work, New York-based artist Gio Black Peter breaks through the hardening shell of uniformity and taps into something more honest. While undeniably modern in his approach—often utilizing technology to offer a multimedia-fueled commentary on current issues—his artistic results are irrevocably rooted in the past. Like Jean Genet, there is a bit of an outlaw in Peter—he doesn’t back away from the demands of his artistic expression—and he breathes a life unfettered by shame and unencumbered by fleeting notions of morality, revealing how unexpected beauty and unanticipated vitality is found by challenging the norm or pushing past our collective comfort.

Specs:

7 inches
5.25 inches

③ Artist:

Gio Black Peter

In every generation, there are those who resist the sweeping tide of proscription and conformity. For New York-based artist Gio Black Peter, such a reaction comes naturally. Through his work, he breaks through the hardening shell of uniformity and taps into something more honest. While undeniably modern in his approach—often utilizing technology to offer a multimedia-fueled commentary on current issues—his artistic results are irrevocably rooted in the past. Picking up where Keith Haring and Jean-Michel Basquiat left off in the 1980s, Peter is steering the downtown New York art scene back to the unapologetic celebration of life outside the mainstream that it was before complacency began to take hold. Like Jean Genet, there is a bit of an outlaw in Peter, a bit of a fighter—he doesn’t back away from the demands of his artistic expression. Peter breathes a life unfettered by shame and unencumbered by fleeting notions of morality, revealing that unexpected beauty and unanticipated vitality can be found by challenging the norm or pushing past our collective comfort.

Gio Black Peter:
Night and day (Nessie), 2024
Front: Acrylic on wood. Back: Colored pencil, paper on wood. Metallic hardware.
5.3 × 7.0 inches /