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Image: Artist Damian Aquiles site specific sculpture at Core Club curated by Natalie Kates

STUDIO VISIT CASPAR PETÉUS

CASPAR PETÉUS WAS BORN 1988 IN GOTHENBURG, SWEDEN. 

AT THE AGE OF 10 PETÉUS BEGAN TO EXPERIMENT WITH WRITING GRAFFITI, AND WOULD LATER ON PAINT MURALS WITH A COLLECTIVE FORMED FROM A GROUP OF CLOSE FRIENDS AND COLLABORATORS FROM MALMÖ AND STOCKHOLM.

AFTER GRADUATING FROM HIGH SCHOOL, PETÉUS WORKED IN THE RESTORATION INDUSTRY WITH TWO OF SWEDEN’S LEADING CONSERVATORS TO RESTORE PAINTINGS, HISTORICAL BUILDINGS AND CHURCHES. 

IN 2011 PETÉUS ATTENDED AN ARTIST RESIDENCY AT SPINNERET IN MALMÖ WHERE HE BEGAN TO WORK WITH ACRYLIC PAINT ON CANVAS.

IN 2012 PETÉUS MOVED TO NEW YORK WHERE HE PURSUED A FULL-TIME CAREER IN MODELING FOR FASHION, WHICH BROUGHT HIM TO TAKE TEMPORARY RESIDENCES IN RIO DE JANEIRO, BUENOS AIRES, MILAN AND STOCKHOLM. 

HE CURRENTLY WORKS IN A VARIETY OF MEDIA, INCLUDING PAINTING, COLLAGE, PHOTOGRAPHY, DIGITAL, TEXTILE, AND MURAL PAINTING - MAINTAINING A CONSTANT TENSION WITHIN A MULTITUDE OF ELEMENTS. THROUGHOUT THE WORKS HE VACILLATES BETWEEN FLUENT AND STAGNANT, PRISTINE AND MESSY, MINIMALIST AND EXPRESSIONIST. AS HE IS MOVING FREELY BETWEEN FIGURATION AND ABSTRACTION, HIS WORKS PLAYS WITH HISTORIC PORTRAITURE, INCHOATE BODIES AND POSITIVE AND NEGATIVE SPACES TO CREATE A TENSION THAT CAN REFLECT THE CONTRAST OF BOTTOMLESS DESIRE AND SOBER REPRESSION. 

PETÉUS LIVES AND WORKS IN NEW YORK, NY. HIS STUDIO IS LOCATED IN LIC, QUEENS.  

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