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Peter Jeppson
b.1985

The work of artist Peter Jeppson will steal you away from your own reality and have you placed in a world of his own creation, complete with his irresistibly curious characters. Bubbling with texture and vivid emotions, Jeppson’s creatures put a new, strange twist on cartoons — as they are far from the cartoons you may be used to seeing on television. Instead, the artist paints his characters with complicated expressions that are not so easily understood, making them anything but one-dimensional. Jeppson’s characters are created not only two-dimensionally in paint, but are also brought into the third dimension in his densely layered and brilliantly peculiar sculptures. These somewhat humorous figures are interesting in a way that is just slightly off, leaving the complexity of the artist’s work at its surface.

Describing himself as self-taught, the artist's artistic path is very similar to many others: the beginnings of doodling led him into illustration/graphic design and then further into painting, which became what the artist has been doing for many years. He has always been fascinated by the figure, and when the artist began to work more in illustration, he practised drawing it regularly. According to himself, there is a fine line between the cute and crispy cartoons with dramatic expressions and the characters that give impressions of being more vague and complex in their state of mind, and he aims for the second one there.

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Hidden Message
Dec 24, 2021 - Jan 22, 2022

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