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Peter Saul

1934 (San Francisco)
Living in : New York
Working in : New York
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Still today, at more than 80 years of age, Peter Saul is making resistance on both sides of the Atlantic! An underground artist, he has never been a really fashionable painter because his work remains as biting and critical of the official art history and the leaders of his country. As Gérald Gassiot-Talabot, a critic close to the Figuration Narrative, said, he is a "manipulator of archetypes, a denouncer of mythology (in the Barthesian sense). With him, the history is not stopped. Even if one is not sure that it has a direction". For half a century, Saul has chosen to attack the powers that be and the so-called good taste through the forms of his models, which seem inflated like balloons and ready to explode, never ceasing to inflict them with ever delightful distortions.



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Artist's exhibitions


Peter Saul. Pop, Funk, Bad Painting and More

20/09/2019 - 26/01/2020
(Toulouse) Les Abattoirs – FRAC Midi-Pyrénées

Peter Saul

14/07/2012 - 11/11/2012
(Alex) Fondation pour l’art contemporain Salomon