Texas-based artist Kevin Peterson describes his work as"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". As a Brooklyn native myself, where sprawling graffiti is as much part of the background as trees are, these images juxtapose a familiar truth that Peterson's work faithfully illustrates; the convergence of both sides of the tracks.
Images Courtesy of [Kevin Peterson]