The End of Days

By Cleon Peterson


Photo by Jon Furlong

Cleon Peterson is an LA based artist whose chaotic and violent paintings show clashing figures symbolizing a struggle between power and submission in the fluctuating architecture of contemporary society. The imagery of his art is deeply rooted in Western cultural history, from the classic Greco-Roman vases depicting warriors and battles, to the marvelous decapitation paintings of Caravaggio and violent masterpieces of Goya. His works have been exhibited at the MCA in Denver and other galleries in Paris, Hong Kong, and Los Angeles.

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