Deceive You Red

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    Donated directly by the artist

  • Catalogue Essay

    The dystopian worlds portrayed in Cleon Peterson’s paintings investigate the struggles between power and submission. Depicting themes of violence, sex, carnage and chaos, the Los Angeles based artist’s aesthetic is heavily inspired by the classical Greco Roman vases of warriors in battle— resulting in modern day scenes that appeared to have regressed into the past.

    Deliberately confining his colour palette to red, white and black, the artist uses the bold emotive shades to further highlight his thoughts on present day moral and social issues, as well as global and national politics – “Red, black, and white feels violent and references the authoritarian colours used in propaganda, uniforms and symbols from the past.” (Cleon Peterson quoted in ‘Cleon Peterson’s new exhibition Blood & Soil attacks American politics head on,’ It’s Nice That, 6 July 2018, online). At once provocative, gripping and shocking, Peterson’s works unapologetically confront their viewers with the darkest recesses of the human mind.

  • Catalogue Essay


    藝術家故意把用色限制在紅、白、黑三色,以情感充沛的鮮明色調進一步突出自己對當今道德和社會問題,以及國際和國內政治的想法,「紅、黑、白有暴力的感覺,借鑒過去用於宣傳、制服和符號的權力色彩。」(克萊恩・佩特森,錄於< 克萊恩・佩特森的新展覽<血與土>迎面襲擊了美國的政治>,《那很好》,2018年7月6日,截自網路)佩特森的作品吸引觀者的注意力,富挑逗性,震撼人心,毫不猶豫地把人類心理最深處的黑暗面呈現觀者眼前。

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HOCA Foundation Benefit Auction

Deceive You Red

signed and dated 'Cleon 19' on the reverse
oil on canvas
61.4 x 45.8 cm. (24 1/8 x 18 in.)
Painted in 2019.

HK$100,000 - 120,000 

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Danielle So
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20th Century & Contemporary Art & Design Day Sale

Hong Kong Auction 25 November 2019