Cleon Peterson

13 March 2012

Even if you’re not into the subject matter (pillage, blood, gore, violence, misogyny, horror, torture, pain) I can almost guarantee you will get something out of Cleon’s paintings. Aesthetically, they’re reminiscent of the violently narrative pots of ancient worlds, and are almost always monochrome – until of course when the scene depicted is what I can only describe as an orgy and the white turns to a painful red. As well as being impressively – and oppressively – huge, these paintings are a friendly reminder that although artistic styles may change through history _ horror, violent and pain never will. Happy Tuesday!

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Liv Siddall

Liv joined It’s Nice That as an intern in 2011 and worked across online, print and events, and was latterly Features Editor before leaving in May 2015.

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