Aaron Petersen

Region: Pacific Coast

In our ever bustling and chaotic technology driven culture, I believe in the profound role of color and the disappearing mark of the human hand.

The marks I make reference my fascination with how our culture and cities interact with the natural world surrounding them. In each painting, the marks/brushstrokes often band together into dense flurries of activity, marching and dancing in contrast to tranquil, open areas of color. I am intrigued by how individual parts/people/marks can stand alone, and how the dynamic changes when grouped together. I watch this in my daily life and it finds its way into my work. I am fascinated with the dialogue as disparate worlds collide.