On January 11th, Cleon Peterson will be showing new work at Agnés B’s Galerie du Jour, his first solo in Paris. Entitled VICTORY, the exhibition will feature the American artist’s signature brutal and provocative imagery, a exaggerated reflection of the urban violence he saw firsthand in his youth. He further explains – “This show explores the hedonistic triumphs of those who recognize themselves as victorious in the unfolding mirror of history. Their right to pleasure hinges on their projection of pain onto the unvictorious other. This often expresses itself in pleasure derived from the misfortune of the defeated. As the winners display their hubris and take their trophies the losers are left insigni cant and marginalized. VICTORY explores one mans victory over another, what that victory looks like and the result that victory has on the losers.
As part of the exhibition, a silkscreen print limited 100 copies (numbered and signed) entitled Collecting Bodies (seen below) will be available exclusively at the gallery.
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