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    Blue / Orange Roll, 2010

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    Grey Tube, 2010

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    Dark Green Tube, 2010

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    Orange Tube, 2009

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    Orange Tube, 2009

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    Orange Tube, 2009 (detail)

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    Untitled (Black and White Panel), 2008

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    Untitled (Black and White Panel), 2008 (detail)

Ara Peterson

Posted by Alex Moshakis,

Occasionally (but all too rarely) we’ll stumble across an artist who has the capacity to perfectly depict movement, and dynamism, and mind-boggling hallucination. This rarity only makes Boston-based sculptor Ara Peterson – who plays mischievously with layers, geometric form and space – more special. His sculptures, revealed here in a slideshow, are Riley-esque in colour and content and, like all Op Art, are capable of almost making you very, very sick.

(It’s important to note that Peterson’s website is a stress-inducing artwork in itself, and should perhaps be avoided. Don’t say we didn’t warn you. Seriously.)


Posted by Alex Moshakis

Alex originally joined It’s Nice That as a designer but moved into editorial and oversaw the It’s Nice That magazine from Issue Six (July 2011) to Issue Eight (March 2012) before moving on that summer.