Since opening in 2004, Krause Gallery represents emerging to established contemporary artists of local, national and international acclaim, the Krause Gallery offers innovative, original works of art in a variety of media and styles. Switch Modern is delighted to present a select group of pieces available through Krause Gallery (available on-line and in our showroom) by Atlanta-based visual artist, David E. Peterson.
“Industrial Design informs my work. Inspiration might come from a brightly-colored sneaker, an eye-catching dress, an intricate watch or a well-arranged print ad. Once my interest is captured, I immediately begin translating the design into my work. I begin the process by systematically identifying the most important elements of the industrial design. I am looking at color, line, shape, scale, and finish. These key traits are broken down, then reconstructed as the foundation for my own composition in Photoshop. This computer rendering becomes my mock-up and I refer to it as I build my panel, paint it and apply the finish. My studio becomes an artist’s assembly line; the end result is a precise Art Object.” — David E. Peterson
Peterson’s work has been exhibited worldwide and is included in the collections of the Museum of New Art (Detroit), Progressive Art Collection, Bilzin and Sumberg, Home Depot, Related Group, along with several private collections; his work has been profiled within Forbes.com, Loft Magazine, Southern Living, CNN, and Detroit Free Press. David holds a BFA from the College for Creative Studies in Detroit, MI.