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Peter Kalisch

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Despondency, 2017 Oil, Concrete, Steel 14 X 5 Feet © Peter Kalisch
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The Postmodern Condition, 2017 Photography, Performance Variable © Peter Kalisch
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HAIR WIRE KIDNEYS, 2016 Human Hair, Wire, Ethernet Cable, Fluorescent Paint, Plastic Tubing 36 X 24 Inches © Peter Kalisch
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I'm Insane, 2017 Plaster, Oil On Wood Panel 24 X 18 Inches © Peter Kalisch
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Hollywood, 2017 Acrylic, Pastel, Spray Paint, Graphite On Canvas 72 X 36 Inches © Peter Kalisch
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Empty Mirror (Take My Heart and Fuck It), 2017 Plaster, Gesso, Wood, Epoxy 48 X 36 Inches © Peter Kalisch
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I Will Lead You Towards Glorious Times, 2015 Performance © Peter Kalisch
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The Things I Taste When I Truly Want to Cry, 2017 Latex, Steel 14 Ft X 2 Ft © Peter Kalisch
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Vanity of Vanities (The Universal Judgment), 2017 Latex, Polaroid Photo 36 X 24 Inches © Peter Kalisch
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Ghost Bitch, 2015 Watercolor On Paper 36 X 24 Inches © Peter Kalisch
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Sin / Secularity, 2015 Performance © Peter Kalisch
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Sin / Secularity, 2015 Performance © Peter Kalisch
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Data Manipulation (Unterw√§sche), 2015 Performance © Peter Kalisch
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I Will Lead You Towards Glorious Times, 2015 Event Poster, Digital Image © Peter Kalisch
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Chasing the Light, 2015 Watercolor 8 X 11 Inches © Peter Kalisch
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MCMXCV - Millenial Fetus, 2015 Photography 32 X 52 Inches © Peter Kalisch
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Rebuttal, 2015 Fabric, Paper, Coffee 8 X 11 Inches © Peter Kalisch
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Forgot My Pride, 2015 Video Still © Peter Kalisch
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Standing On Your Thrones, 2015 Video Still © Peter Kalisch
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Actress, 2013 Photography © Peter Kalisch
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Jamie / Alison, 2013 Acrylic, Watercolor, Pencil, Pastel 12 X 12 Inches © Peter Kalisch
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Iron Tulip, 2015 Acrylic, Pastel, Watercolor 18 X 36 Inches © Peter Kalisch
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Spend (Spend, Spend), 2015 Watercolor, Acrylic, Pastel, Graphite On Paper 36 X 24 Inches © Peter Kalisch
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Hair Politics, 2013 Acrylic On Paper 24 X 36 © Peter Kalisch
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Race Mixing, 2014
Quick Facts
Birthplace
San Diego, CA
Birth year
1995
Lives in
Los Angeles
Works in
Los Angeles
Schools
Statement

From my immediate observation, our culture engages in a type of decadence, one that implies the impending fall of Western civilization. My work attempts to point light to the condition we are living in, the postmodern condition that has resulted in a particular type of disconnection. This results in a separationba from shared values, lived intimacy, actual human connection, and primarily, our physical bodies. My relationship to performance as a medium comes from the cathartic nature of reconnecting with my physical vulnerability, after a lifetime of upbringing in a first-world capitalist environment. My work is often extremely critical of the idealizations of the past and present, as well as the nepotistic, hypocritical nature of high art institutions.. In these institutions, I witness a desire to project a sort of philanthropic public image, without truly engaging in the real work necessary to push culture forward. Using common cultural signifiers and art historical references, I attempt to bring light to these double standards which I commonly witness when engaging with the art world. I view many of these higher up individuals as fat cats, engorging themselves in a type of projected intellectual superiority that ironically alienates them from anyone outside of their insular elitist bubble. My work promotes authenticity, vulnerability, honesty, and freedom, with an often political and philosophical edge.

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