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Artist ID: 2381

Have you taken a selfie recently? Selfies are a basic need to express and communicate oneself, while presenting your face out into the world. At the same time, humans respond to objects with faces differently than they do to those objects without. This can include works of art, and my work tells the story of both of these ideas. I am fascinated by the possibility of my paintings staring back at the viewer just as the viewer takes in the image. I bring my own stories to each painting I create. Yet, stories are equally formed from the viewer to the face on the page without any involvement from me. These stories represent the exchange of ideas between artist and viewer, in a dance that goes on forever. May I have this next dance with you?

Peter Klubek is a Louisiana based artist currently serving as an art research librarian at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. Early in his career he completed an artist residency at the Hospitalfield House Arts Center and Historic house in Arbroath Scotland. Peter was also a featured artist in the Southern Illinois Open Competition and exhibition, and at the Battery Park Outdoor Art festival in New York, NY. His exhibited work has been shown nationally and internationally, and he has been represented by galleries in New York and Miami. His works are a part of the permanent collections at the Brooklyn Art Library in Brooklyn, NY, and at the Hilliard Art Museum on the campus of the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. The focus of his body of work centers on unconscious communication and offers a fresh perspective to everyday people.

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