Category: Peter Gallo

Peter Gallo | Degenerate Paintings

If you look at Peter Gallo’s paintings, he does everything they teach you NOT to do in art school; the colors are so chromatically light, one can hardly see what’s there, the brush strokes so weak, so lacking in conviction that they look like child’s play, canvases with staples showing on the front of the canvases and in some cases, canvases that aren’t even tucked in properly, are just some of the ‘issues’ surrounding his artwork.

While there are those who can’t paint and then try to pretend its their style, Gallo does the opposite and pretends to not be able to paint, when he actually does. However art is not just about painting; in other words, you do not have to paint well to be an artist. One can be a sculptor, installation artist etc.. but one can be sure that any painting shown on this website, that I talk about, is going to be done by someone who can paint, even if first impressions say otherwise.

Anaxarchos of Abdera Bites Off Tongue (2014) Peter Gallo
Anaxarchos of Abdera Bites Off Tongue (2014) Peter Gallo
Blut Is Ein Ganz Besonderen Saft (2014) Peter Gallo
Blut Is Ein Ganz Besonderen Saft (2014) Peter Gallo
Small Blue Bed (2014) Peter Gallo
Small Blue Bed (2014) Peter Gallo
Too Much Jesus Not Enough Whiskey (2014) Peter Gallo
Too Much Jesus Not Enough Whiskey (2014) Peter Gallo
I Cannot Explain Simple Daily Occurances (2009) Peter Gallo
I Cannot Explain Simple Daily Occurances (2009) Peter Gallo

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