Not only are the artworks of hyperrealist painter Kevin Peterson visually stunning, they also lead the viewer on a journey in which children, wolves, birds, bears and other wild animals explore scenes of urban decay and ruin.
Yet despite the bleak urban environments that surround them the children appear to retain their innocence whilst they explore with the wild animal companions, Peterson’s way of commenting on the different journeys that we all take through life.
“My work is about the varied journeys that we take through life,” explains Peterson in his artist statement. “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,” says the artist.