The “Graffiti Girls” series include beautiful portraits of little girls posing in front of graffiti paintings by American artist Kevin Peterson. A strange mixture born from the contrast between the world of street art and urban decay on one hand, and the innocence of childhood on another. Really amazing hyper-realistic portraits. Kevin Peterson works for Winter Street Studios nowadays.
My work is about the varied journeys we take through life. It’s about growing up and living in a world that is broken. These paintings are about trauma, fear and loneliness and the strength that it takes to survive and thrive. They each contain the contrast of the untainted, young and innocent against a backdrop of a worn, ragged, and defiled world. Support versus restraint, bondage versus freedom, and tension versus slack are all themes that I often visit. My work deals with isolation, loneliness and longing teamed with a level of optimistic hope. Issues of race and the division of wealth have arisen in my recent work. This work deals with the idea of rigid boundaries, the hopeful breakdown of such restrictions, as well as questions about the forces that orchestrate our behavior.
Check out Hyper-Realistic Portraits By Kevin Peterson – Graffiti Girls.
Source: Kevin Peterson Official Website