aaron  petersen

I grew up drawing, tinkering, making things and playing with paint. Not much has changed. I eventually found my way into art school and after graduation spent time in the furniture and design industry, all the while spending every night in my studio working on my paintings. Eventually the painting won out and took me on a journey of showing and placing my work in locations around the globe.

In our bustling, chaotic, technology driven / mass produced culture, I believe in the profound role of color and the disappearing mark of the human hand. A glimpse into an unseen world that surrounds us daily is my aim, all the while finding myself bewitched by the beauty, lusciousness and mystery of the paint itself. There is a simple structure upon which I build each painting:  control and chaos. I am fascinated with the dialogue created as disparate worlds collide.