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MY RECENT SHOW INTERVIEW AFFECTS INTERVIEWER TO REACH OUT TO HOMELESS MEN The Interview "Denis Peterson's work is soulful and gorgeous.  He depicts the humanity and dignity inherent to the human experience.  We are honored to say that one of his amazing pieces will be coming to the Empty Kingdom Summer Show. After his interview I spent the afternoon in the park talking to two homeless gentlemen and was incredibly thankful for the humility gained from just shutting up and listening to strangers talk about their lives.  What will you do?" - Benny Thompson, Curator PS: The piece I sent in is Weight of the Stone
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I have been recently published in two art history textbooks... Cave Painting to Street Art/Rizzoli International Publishing http://www.rizzoliusa.com/book.php?isbn=9780789318336 576 pages/Hyperrealism chapter covers my work and highlights an extensive critical analysis of Dust to Dust  http://denispeterson.com/dusttodustpcn.html  signifying it as a key event on an Art History Timeline ART: The Whole Story/Thames and Hudson Publishing http://www.thamesandhudson.com/9780500288955.html Chapter on Hyperrealism concentrates on my homeless and genocide paintings Also writings on Gottfried Helnwein and Ron Mueck's works And also appear in c
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Hi! I'm a graphic design student, and i'm preparing a presentation about hyperrealistic art for my art history class, and as I was doing research I found your work. It is absolutely amazing, and I was wondering if you could give me the honor to maybe write some words for my class? Anything really, your inspiration, what motivates you today, what art means to you...

It would be an honor to get a reply from you. Thank you so much and sorry for bothering, have a good night!
Although this was sent to you in a previous note, I thought to post it here for anyone with the same questions:

My inspiration and what motivates me: Living in and around a large city such as New York has driven me to paint from two distinct perspectives.  Both are inspired by observations of dehumanization created by commercialism and its resulting classism. The end result is the same whereby a large populace is relatively unconcerned with its surroundings and the disadvantaged who live within.  So, observations of an absense of interaction is one perspective.  

The building edifaces and such are an interesting backdrop for what is not reflected on the street, i.e. homelessness, poverty, lack of interaction among the populace, self-aggrandizement, entertainment, etc.  This theme has been fairly consistent throughout all my painting series.

What are means to me: Expression in art is similar to music, poetry, dance, writing, etc. in that it leaves a sense of permanence (in this case) the viewer's mind.  Although the viewer may have an intense reaction, unlike verbal conversations, the artist rarely knows what effect his or her art had on another person.  

So in in a sense, art is more or less sharing one's dreams, thoughts, anxieties, hopes and fears with an unknown audience.  To do this effectively, one must be in touch with their own path or purpose  so to speak.

Having said that, I specifically refer to the fine arts.  When I started out, I did a lot of commercial illustrations and cartoons, which may have shared some of the above to a minor extent, but in the case of commercial art there lies a big difference -  it is specifically designed to receive a measurable reaction, i.e. the selling of a product, etc.  

I don't know what your art class is all about, but I would recommend picking up some good literature on art history and the movements of art that were often started by a single artist.

Ironically, many of these movements grew (or morphed) into entirely different styles other than those of the originator. So since I started the movement, hyperrealism has burgeoned into more plastic art form.  In my case, I only termed my art as hyperrealism after recognizing that I was dealing with invisible or alternate realities.

This was a result of my taking on huge projects such as the mass murders in Rwanda, another genocide.  My earlier photorealist works did not compare.  They were more centered on an aesthetic as opposed to an idea.

Hope this helped .. if you need to know anything more, or would like to send me class reactions, etc. my email is info@denispeterson.com

Best,
Denis
Hi, I am dedicated to hyperrealism a couple of years ago in a more professional way since I am self-taught. I have seen his work since 2011 approximately and he does not stop impressing me. The level that you have come to develop this difficult style places him within the 20 best hyperrealists in the world with ease. I congratulate you, really amazing your work.
Yang-Li,

Thanks so much, your work is very advanced.  Being self-taught is a wonderful way to learn.

When I taught art, I found that I would rarely teach anything new to students.  All I could do was to encourage and to guide them but the real secret in learning was self-discovery.  I also find myself continually finding new methods and approaches.

 Thanks again, i am glad to hear that you enjoy the work.

Denis
You do not have to thank me, your work is really incredible. I've been watching his works on the internet for years.
Hi haven't talked to you for a long time. I hope all is well. Hug 
Hey there, and yes thanks, no complaints here.. 
Nice to hear from you!